Golden retrievers, it seems, are partial to the sound of acoustic guitars.
How else would you explain this YouTube video of a Ridgefield dog bobbing its head to the sound of a guitar playing in the background?
The short clip has been making the Internet rounds this week, generating nearly 3.4 million views in a matter of days. Its creator, Drew Arcoleo, a sophomore at UConn, noticed that Bailey, his friend’s dog and the clip’s protagonist, perked up whenever he started strumming his guitar.
“I noticed that the dog, Bailey the golden retriever, was kind of bobbing her head and really enjoying it and when I stopped playing she would kind of freeze up and shut her month,” Arcoleo told WTNH.
The video, filmed in a basement in Ridgefield, shot up the YouTube charts overnight, garnering over 42,000 “Likes” on the video sharing site.
“When it hit the million mark, which was actually a couple hours into Christmas Day, I was like, ‘I can’t believe that,’” Arcoleo said. “Kind of feels good for me to give people that joy, I guess. And it’s also getting my other music some exposure as well, which I think is pretty cool.”