Nothing is better than this dog’s reaction to seeing its favorite toy come to life

Golden retriever Gumby

Screengrab via Emily Crisp/Facebook


Golden retrievers are generally bundles of joy anyway, but we’ve never seen one as happy as Jolene upon seeing the human-sized version of her favorite Gumby toy.

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She approaches cautiously at first, but once she recognizes the human inside the suit, she’s all about wrasslin’ Mega Gumby to the ground, tail wagging all the while.

Facebook user Emily Crisp posted the aww-dorable video late Thursday night, and it’s already racked up over a million views on that platform. GIF versions of the encounter are all over Reddit this morning as well.

So in case any of you dog owners out there still hadn’t figured out a costume idea for Halloween this weekend, this pretty much cinches it.

Monica Riese

Monica Riese

Monica Riese now serves as the Daily Dot’s director of production, having previously been the publication’s entertainment editor and assistant managing editor. She is based in Austin, Texas, and formerly contributed to the Austin Chronicle, where her breaking news work was recognized by the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies.