For even the savviest of shoppers, big box stores can overwhelm. The endless selection! The low, low prices! The canned muzak piped in overhead!
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So it shouldn't surprise that a newbie to the experience would be, well, a bit bamboozled. Nonplussed, even.
But what if, relative to this here website, we told you said newbie was actually a dog — and an extremely adorable one at that?
Such was the case earlier this week when a California woman brought her puppy, Zira, to a Target, where the four-legged bargain hunter was paraded about this local edifice of capitalism from the confines of a shopping cart.
"MY DOG WENT TO TARGET AND LOOK HOW HAPPY SHE IS", she captioned the photoset of her corgi/Aussie mix marveling at the approximately 432 brands of bottled water available for purchase.
Finding the mind = blown spectacle very relatable, Twitter promptly fell head over heals for the loveable doggo.
The resultant crush of viral fame (102,000+ retweets and counting) pushed the pup to the top of the site's trending tab — and right into the ~crosshairs~ (did you see what I did there?) of dog lovers elsewhere on the social web.
The takes came fast and they came a furrr-ious.
Surprisingly, America's 6th largest retail chain has yet to capitalize — or even comment — on the buzz generated by this comet-streaking-across-the-night-sky earned media, but Zira herself certainly has: In the last 24 hours alone, her Instagram follower count has spiked to more than 11,000+.
But enough chitter-chatter, let's scroll past additional pics of this cutie pie before we exit through this post's checkout lane.
Are you a fan of dogs in stores? Not everyone is.