It’s OK to get tunnel vision when you see cute dogs — but you might miss a celebrity sighting like all of these people did
Anyone who’s any kind of animal lover knows that when you see cute dogs being walked in the street, it is perfectly normal to stare and obsess over the dog while ignoring the human that’s attached to it.
Even if that human is a very famous one, apparently.
In a viral Twitter thread, people are sharing stories of the times they were so distracted by exceptionally cute dogs, they didn’t even notice that those pups were being walked by their celebrity owners. And it turns out that this happens a lot. Tons of people have stories of their brushes with fame, except they don’t even realize how close to fame they are because, you know, there’s a dog there.
It all started with this tweet, in which a person worried that she had offended Tessa Thompson after audibly gasping at her dog in a coffee shop (a situation that any dog lover can relate to, TBH).
I just GASPED at a dog who walked into a cafe because the dog was REAL CUTE. Then the person walking the dog turned around and it was Tessa Thompson and now I feel bad.
Sorry Tessa, big fan, you looked great, but I respect your coffee shop time, sorry if u felt gasped-at
— climb in my fur (@AlannaBennett) September 28, 2019
Then, people started replying with their own stories, and even as a die-hard dog lover, I’m a little shocked at how often this seems to happen.
Like in this awkward situation with Juliet Lewis, who we can only assume would not be super OK with being called “Nugget.”
Did that to Juliet Lewis last week. Saw her dog and went, “Awww, hi nugget!” Then looked up and saw it was her and dear god I hope she knows I was talking to the dog.
— Melissa Russell'S (@MelissaRussells) September 28, 2019
Or this huge Rachel McAdams fan who still noticed the star’s dogs before actually noticing her.
Noticed Rachel McAdams' dogs before I noticed her, which – if you know me – is INSANE
— Lauren Flans (@LaurenFlans) September 28, 2019
Sometimes it seems like the celebs get what’s happening, and totally understand that people are more immediately drawn to their dogs than them, because, you know, puppers. Who can resist a good pupper?
I did the same thing to Ellen Page last year! I smiled at her dog, then at her (didn’t register it was her til I turned the corner). She smirked, so I think she found it amusing
— 𝐦𝐚𝐮𝐫𝐚 𝐥𝐞𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐞 (@mauraleebee) September 29, 2019
But other times it’s totally awkward. What are you even supposed to do, not freak out when you see cute dogs in public? Let’s be reasonable here.
I did this! I saw two real cute frenchies walking down Bowery and stared them down wondering if I should try to pet them. The owner got weird and I noticed and was like oh sorry John Legend!!!
— Molly Salas (@mollzlolz) September 29, 2019
I followed Adam Scott (along with his wife, and children) in an airport because of his doodle puppy that looked like a damn teddy bear. Started following him at the security line and didn't realize it was BEN WYATT until we got to his damn gate 20 minutes later.
— Lexie Sharabianlou (@lexieshar) September 29, 2019
Seriously, this has happened so many different times, to so many different people, celebrities, and dogs.
— Emily Hancock (@2emalha) September 29, 2019
‘Aww look at that cute dog. I’m gonna go ask if I can pet it… wait, no I’m not. That’s Orlando bloom.’
— Em (@emblack995) September 29, 2019
I did this to Chelsea Peretti once. I feel your pain.
— Liz Sczudlo (@lizsczudlo) September 28, 2019
Did that with Ethan Hawke. In fact I didn’t see him at all. When I pointed out the dog my friend said “did you not see the dog was attached to Ethan Hawke”?
— Kelly Hevel (@KellyHevel) September 29, 2019
I have TWICE been so distracted by a beautiful standard poodle that I didn’t realize it was Jessica Lange holding the leash
— idk (@whatevforev) September 29, 2019
Did it it to Tom Hiddleston two nights ago walking near central park. Whoops.
— Bridget Jividen (@BridgetRambles) September 29, 2019
And sometimes, in what must have been one of the greatest moments of this person’s life, it goes the other way.
i was walking my chocolate lab once and jeff goldblum stopped to ask her name and proceed to get to the ground to pet her for five minutes so it sometimes goes both ways
— margot (@alienlesbian) September 29, 2019
The moral of this story is that celebrities are cool and all, and meeting them is also cool and all. But at the end of the day, they’re still just people, and dogs are better. Sorry, I don’t make the rules. I just read the Twitter threads and come to the logical solutions about facts. Dogs > People. It’s just science.
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