Sisters Convince Parents To Get A Puppy With Viral Facebook CampaignPublished January 16, 2013
Parents, take note: Never underestimate Facebook. As reported by Mashable, two sisters struck a bet with their father that if they got a million likes on Facebook, they could get a puppy. They started a Facebook page, Twogirlsandapuppy, late Tuesday afternoon, and posted a photo of themselves holding a sign that makes their case.
The sign reads: “Hi World! We want a puppy! Our dad said we could get one if we get 1 million likes! He doesn’t think we can do it! So like this!” By 10 p.m. the photo had racked up one million likes, and as of Wednesday morning, the total had reached nearly two million.
According to their Facebook page, the family’s previous dog died of cancer several months ago and the parents have been reluctant to get a new one. Posts on the page throughout the day show the family's stunned reaction as the photo went viral. In an update posted last night, the father said that he means to keep his word to the kids. The family is currently researching rescue groups in their area and considering a black lab or golden retriever mix.
Update January 17, 2013: According to their Facebook page, the family has adopted a puppy.
"Today the North Shore Animal League America on Long Island invited the kids to see some of their rescued puppies. We had a great visit with five great dogs and the girls chose to take Millie home! Thanks to those of you who suggested Millie for a million-vote puppy."
A video post shows older sister Cadence holding her new puppy. "How are you feeling?" her father asks.
"Jubilant," she says.