boy and dog play fetch through fence


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

These two didn't let a fence stand in the way of their fun.


David Britton

Internet Culture

Posted on Jul 19, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 10:43 am CDT

“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.

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*First Published: Jul 19, 2018, 1:35 pm CDT