There's a new sher-ruff in town.
Golden Retriever Squashes Cat Beef Like a Champ
We don't know the good boy's name, and we don't know where he lives. But we do know this peacemaker isn't afraid to step into the middle of a tense situation.
Like a referee in ice hockey who sniffs out fisticuffs after the whistle, the golden retriever at the center of this short loop puts the kibosh on a simmering cat feud by dragging his BFF — By! The! Leash! — to the penalty box for a much-needed timeout.
Just chalk it up to feline intervention.
Video of the would-be kitten contretemps first surfaced on Twitter, where it rode a wave of retweets — and a whopping 9 million views — to the top of the platform's trending news vertical before spilling over to all of the other social media web thingamajigs like Facebook, Reddit and Instagram. (Press play to watch.)
And content consumers, it seems, were in agreement: The clip was both good ~and~ relatable.
As a result, it didn't take long for folks to start bending the moment around memes, catchphrases, sports highlights and random internet flotsam and jetsam.
"I need a golden retriever to pull me away from Twitter fights," quipped one man.
"Leave it Tiddles, he's not worth it...," added another with a faux-1974-Chinatown air of resignation.
And on and on and on it went.
Analogies were drawn (press play to watch).
Topical GIFs invoked.
And precedents cited.
Still, some people thought the real hero was the other doggo chilling hard in the background.
And just Goldens in general.
Never change diplomatic retrievers, never change.