We're not normally the type to go out starting petitions, but we're seriously considering starting a petition to have all weather forecasts be done with pets.
Every time it happens it just gets better and better.
This time, a gorgeous golden retriever named Brody bumbled his way into a weather forecast and sent the whole thing adorably off the rails.
Paul Dellegato is Fox 13 Tampa's Chief Meteorologist. His dog, Brody, is a dog. Brody is also the bigger celebrity right now.
You might ask yourself why, considering it takes years of experience and exposure to become Chief Meteorologist. Plus Paul is on TV pretty much daily, so people know who he is.
Still, Brody is a dog. And Brody is adorable. And Brody totally hijacked a segment.
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Everyone has been working from home cause... ya know ... pandemic. That means pets and schools/workplaces are colliding in glorious ways.
Brody was not about to be left out of the trend; so he bonked the equipment, demanded some snuggles, tried to start an awesome game of tag, asked for snacks and otherwise entertained the world.
Nobody has any idea what the weather is like.
All anyone knows is there is a 100% chance of Brody.
This is the best weather forecast in the history of television news https://t.co/LhmoJDCkbZ— Andrew Feinberg (@Andrew Feinberg)1588262226.0
Twitter, obviously, fell in love right away.
How could you not?
@AndrewFeinberg This is weirdly my favorite part of the video. You don't truly love your pets if you don't have p… https://t.co/qWDz1o9Ufm— Robert Maguire (@Robert Maguire)1588269966.0
@AndrewFeinberg Why have we been doing news any other way? What idiocy made us build sterile studios? I want to s… https://t.co/t6DgQ6onvA— Neffrophelicat (@Neffrophelicat)1588267892.0
@AndrewFeinberg @fabmissem Things that are awesome about this: 1. He clearly loves Brody even when the dog is disru… https://t.co/l2jQKVsYhq— Sara Leiste (@Sara Leiste)1588277723.0
@AndrewFeinberg @Kittenkitai cc @PaulFox13 I watched this live. Paul is terrific, but Brody is a star. 😉🐶— Tammy 🆘️ (@Tammy 🆘️)1588264517.0
@mpgarretson @AndrewFeinberg @mtill50 This comment is perfection.— Big Mama (@Big Mama)1588270751.0
@AndrewFeinberg We have no choice but to stan https://t.co/PgaD9DZof2— long time no seal (@long time no seal)1588275265.0
@AndrewFeinberg @JoeBrunoWSOC9 100% serious, this sort of thing is the absolute best part of the quarantine and som… https://t.co/f6YFKOkWzP— monkeypawwishes (@monkeypawwishes)1588269278.0
So on a scale of amazing—amazing, how amazing is the idea of new featuring pups? Amazing right? You'd have to match the dog to the segment, of course.
Brody probably wouldn't be the dog for the job with stories of a more somber nature, but a comforting pup might just help make traumatizing news feel a little less hellacious. Research has shown dogs are wonderful for helping to minimize anxiety and stress.
We could all use a little bit of that right now.
Get your own Brody here.