Many dogs have a favorite toy that they share a special bond with. They don’t always have a logical reason for loving it, but that’s what makes it adorable. A Golden Retriever named Jolene is obsessed with her Gumby toy, so her humans decided to give her a special surprise.
In a viral video, Jolene is playing with her toy and minding her own business when a life-sized Gumby enters the room. Her reaction is priceless, and it’s sure to melt your heart!
Toy Comes to Life!
Emily Crisp knows how much Jolene adores her Gumby plush, so she came up with a hilarious idea to please the pup. She asked her boyfriend, Ben Mesches, to dress up as Gumby in front of Jolene. He agreed to do it without hesitation, and he was ready for the role.
“Believe it or not, I already had the costume,” Mesches said.
In the famous video, Mesches enters the room dressed as Gumby while Jolene chews on her Gumby toy. Jolene pauses what she’s doing and stares at him in disbelief for a few moments. Then, she gets up and cautiously approaches him.
After getting a good sniff to make sure the giant toy isn’t evil, Jolene becomes ecstatic. She jumps around, kisses him, and nibbles on the fabric. It’s like her wildest dream came true!
Jolene’s Endless Joy
During the one-minute video, Jolene and the giant Gumby toy collapse on the ground together as Jolene continues to jump around like crazy. According to Mesches, she was still ecstatic even after he took off the mask and revealed his true identity.
“She was still very excited for about an hour,” Mesches said.
Some viewers believe that Jolene likely smelled Mesches when she approached the giant Gumby. But even if she did, she was much more excited than she normally would be. Jolene didn’t care who was in that costume. She was just happy to see her favorite toy come to life.
After Jolene got all her excitement out, she fell asleep beside her toy. Mesches said that the pup loves to use her Gumby as a pillow. Her love for her toy is incredibly heartwarming. So, her reaction video ended up getting over 53 million views on YouTube, and it also took over social media. It’s impossible to resist the excitement of a passionate pup!