An emotional TikTok video showing a sweet dog losing his chance to be adopted at an event in Brooklyn, New York, has touched millions of people around the world.
Bob, a 3-year-old white terrier, attended the adoption event hosted by Brooklyn’s Badass Animal Rescue on Oct. 29, New York-based illustrator Andrea Cáceres told Fox News Digital.
Cáceres, who was at the event volunteering to offer portraits to pet owners in exchange for donations to the rescue, recorded the moment the hopeful pet owners let Bob through.
He posted it to TikTok, where the video has since garnered more than four million views and counting.
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People across the United States and as far away as the United Kingdom and Australia reacted to the video; one TikTok user said the video made her “break down in tears.”
Now, pup Bob has approximately 50 applicants offering him a forever home, all thanks to the viral moment.
Bob Parr, an adoptable terrier named after the Disney/Pixar character “Mr. Incredible,” lost his chance to be adopted in Brooklyn, as seen in a now-viral TikTok video recorded in Prospect Park at an adoption event Of pets.
(Badass Animal Rescue/TikTok/@petartbyandrea)
“When I was working I saw Bob in front of me with his foster, who was the person who drove [him] on the video,” Cáceres said.
“I clicked with him. He’s very, very sweet and also shy.”
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“We didn’t expect it to explode,” he added about the TikTok images.
“But I’m very happy that people connected with him through the video.”
Thousands of TikTokers left warm and touching comments on Cáceres’ video, with many expressing hope that it will find an adopter.
“SOMEONE ADOPT BOB RIGHT NOW!” one person wrote.
“My poor heart can’t take it,” wrote another. “The way he looks around like, ‘What about me?'”
Yet another commented, “Dude, Bob can come over to my house anytime…if he wants to stay forever, so be it.”
Bob the dog is seen with his adoptive, Julie Zeilinger, in Brooklyn, New York, on October 29, 2022.
(Badass Animal Rescue)
Cáceres said she hopes Bob’s story will inspire others to give shy dogs a chance.
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Krista Almqvist, executive director of the rescue that brought Bob from Vidalia, Georgia, to New York, told Fox News Digital that Bob had been turned over to a shelter in the South over the summer.
Bob, who is seen curled up in his dog’s bed, now has about 50 people interested in adopting him after he gained fame on TikTok.
(Badass Animal Rescue)
Once a year, Almqvist and his team will travel to certain locations in the US and bring them to New York as they partner with various shelters across the country.
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Almqvist said the October 29 adoption event took place in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
This was the second year his rescue had hosted the meeting and the first time Bob had attended.
“He’s definitely a bit shy around new people, but it’s always good to call attention to rescue dogs and especially those that take a little longer to warm up,” Almqvist said.
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He added that Bob’s TikTok moment was “well deserved fame.”
Bob the dog (left) is seen with his friend, Helen Parr, a Chihuahua.
“He’s very cute. He’s good with other dogs… He’s very sweet, loving and playful.”
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Almqvist said it should take up to a week before Bob is placed in a new home with one of the applicants who is eager to adopt him.
Nicole Pelletiere is a senior editor on the Fox News Digital lifestyle team.