Woman sending out emails; Nervous Dog; Plate of ramen with egg

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‘She’s so brave, she’s well-behaved’: Song for nervous dog becomes trending TikTok sound

This is the new anthem for all anxious animals.


Sayou Cooper

Internet Culture

Posted on Aug 14, 2023   Updated on Dec 1, 2023, 1:42 pm CST

“Sorry if it gets stuck in your head,” @macrosbymel captioned her now-viral video. It contains the viral TikTok sound, “She’s so brave, she’s well-behaved, she is not afraid.”

With more than 15.6 million views, this TikToker’s gentle singing to her dog Rue became an unlikely sensation.

@macrosbymel sorry if it gets stuck in your head #rue #ruetok #ruetherescue #dogtok #rescuedog ♬ original sound – Macros by Mel


Noted by creator @macrosbymel, Rue is a rescue dog that needs some affirmations for social interactions. “POV you have a little jingle for the elevator ride to hype up your fearful baby,” she said.

The song begins with the lyrics “She’s so brave, she’s well-behaved, she is not afraid,” which has been a hit with TikTokers.

“Such powerful affirmations for Baby Rue,” a commenter added.

How the sound went viral

The affirmations and tune were such a hit, the creator’s original sound inspired many other videos. Some shared their nervous animals too, while others shared their attempts over life’s boring tasks.


especially on the days my fridge is bare bones 😭

♬ original sound – Macros by Mel

“I forgot my chapstick at home and none of these people know how brave I’m being right now,” @simonsits captioned her video. The very relatable panic received the creator 974,000 views on the post.


Triggered to the max rn

♬ original sound – Macros by Mel

Clearly, adult humans could use some affirmation songs as well.


The phrase has also spread from TikTok to full-blown memes as shown on Twitter, aka X:


Editor’s note: This article is regularly updated for relevance.

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*First Published: Aug 14, 2023, 12:25 pm CDT