A fence couldn’t keep this toddler and his dog pal from playing fetch


“Good fences make good neighbors,” or so said Robert Frost in his 1914 poem “Mending Wall.” That certainly seems to be the case with this 2-year-old boy and his dog friend.

Although the fence separating the two pals is taller than either of them, it doesn’t prevent them from having a game of fetch. Chad Nelson, a photojournalist from Minnesota, posted a video of his son happily throwing a ball over a fence, and an equally happy-looking dog dropping it back over to the other side.

“A fence can’t stop my two-year-old from playing with his new best friend.” Nelson wrote on Twitter.

The video has been up less than 24 hours and has already been viewed almost 5 million times.


A few people also took the time to point out that this kid has one heck of a throwing arm for a 2-year-old.

Whether or not this kid makes it into the baseball hall of fame remains to be seen, but if they ever open a friendship hall of fame, these two are a shoo-in.

David Britton

David Britton

David Britton is a writer and comedian based in Rhinebeck, New York who focuses on internet culture, memes, and viral news stories. He also writes for the Hard Times and is the creator of StoriesAboutWizards.com.