Sporty the golden retriever just loves to be loved. On a recent trip to the mall, he was shocked that he couldn’t get any pets out of this cold, weird-looking human, try as he might.

‘Who is that Sporty? Why isn’t he petting you?’

Despite his dad David’s encouragement, Sporty is unable to elicit so much as a boop for the extremely aloof mannequin. But don’t worry, Sporty gets tons of affection from his family, friends, and fans every single day.

Making friends and influencing people

Daily walks through downtown Chicago keep Sporty in great shape plus ensure he gets the proper amount of adoration from his admirers.

Can you believe this gorgeous dog just had his 11th birthday? We love you Sporty and hope you get to share many more of your beautiful smiles with the world.

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Give me all the pets!!! #petme ☺️💗 #onedayatatime

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Be sure and follow Sporty on Instagram and YouTube for more doggie smiles, self-walks, and great hair days.


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