Gideon Kidd is new on Twitter and already gained over 39 thousand followers in just a month, which is hardly surprising since his account is a refreshing respite from all the gossipy and antagonistic tweets proliferating the Internet.
Although Gideon's page is relatively new, the 9-year-old has been documenting his friendly canine encounters on his website "I've Pet That Dog" since 2016.
Each photo of him with his four-legged friends are as adorable as the next.
Meet 6-year-old "Etta."
I pet Etta. She is a 6 year old pit bull, terrier mix who needs a new home with her brother, Otis. She is… https://t.co/kUau8TfOlk— I've Pet That Dog (@I've Pet That Dog) 1526588797.0
Here's Fenway, named after the Boston Red Sox's home stadium, Fenway Park.
I pet Fenway. She is a golden retriever. She is only 10 months old and was adopted from a family in Erie, IL. She i… https://t.co/3rEbyHUmg5— I've Pet That Dog (@I've Pet That Dog) 1526597952.0
He told Buzzfeed how he got started on his mission to pet as many dogs as possilbe.
I love dogs and I love petting them. I wanted to see how many different dogs I could meet and pet, so I decided take pictures and post them on a website. I started my website a year and a half ago in September of 2016. Since then, I have pet over 300 dogs!
With each tweet, he introduces the dogs by their name and provides details like age, breed, personality traits, and background.
He gained extra exposure when toy designer @KaylaPekkala declared Kidd's account as her new favorite.
New Favorite Twitter Account: This 9 year old goes around petting dogs and tweets about each one. https://t.co/ZmLvNG7E8f— Kayla (@Kayla) 1526352611.0
Here is Gideon with 4-year-old Lucy.
I pet Lucy. She is a 4 year old golden retriever who was born on Valentine’s Day. Lucy was a wedding gift from her… https://t.co/9fQqIZg6fY— I've Pet That Dog (@I've Pet That Dog) 1526506439.0
This is Blaine. And Gideon describes him as if he's his own dog, and we'd believe it. Dogs just love this kid.
I pet Blaine. He is a rescue who was brought to Chicago from Alabama. Blaine was adopted from @onetailatatime . He… https://t.co/ZWz7f57lMf— I've Pet That Dog (@I've Pet That Dog) 1526333984.0
A follower praised Gideon's page and shared a photo of his own dog. Maybe Gideon will get to pet him one day.
@IvePetThatDog Thank you Gideon and company. Your timeline is one of the best things on this website. This is my do… https://t.co/hY9YJamEIW— john bailey (@john bailey) 1526515021.0
Meet bouncy Rosy, who seems to have settled down for a pic.
I pet Rosie. She is one of the first dogs I pet. Rosie is a sheepdog. She is very bouncy and friendly. https://t.co/mDK6MsBAmo— I've Pet That Dog (@I've Pet That Dog) 1524875784.0
Stella is a special dog. The 16-month-old show dog helped her caregiver through depression.
I pet Stella. She is a 16 month old poodle and a show dog. She follows all sorts of commands, like shake, sit and s… https://t.co/q8rJmLcjbj— I've Pet That Dog (@I've Pet That Dog) 1526427369.0
And similar to Stella, Gideon is making people happy through sharing his adoration of dogs.
@IvePetThatDog Your Twitter account makes me smile. Keep it up and have a great day.— Savi Sr. (@Savi Sr.) 1526432439.0
@IvePetThatDog Nice work Gideon, you're making people smile!— Morghan (@Morghan) 1526432921.0
@IvePetThatDog Gideon, I just learned of your twitter and your noble goal of petting many dogs. This is so very awesome.— Debbie Cauble (@Debbie Cauble) 1526434996.0
If you love huskies like me, you'll love this photo.
I pet Ava. She is a 9 week old Siberian husky. She likes squeaky toys and people getting down to her level to play.… https://t.co/Mf1fpIoxaP— I've Pet That Dog (@I've Pet That Dog) 1525728737.0
Here's an adorable two-fer!
I pet Keisha and Zorro. They are Siberian huskies. They only want to eat human food and try their best to get some.… https://t.co/LffSv2ZpNo— I've Pet That Dog (@I've Pet That Dog) 1526423976.0
Pepper was abandoned after his home burned down. Thankfully, his current caregiver found him and gave him a new home. I mean, look at the love here. Can you stand it?
I pet Pepper. He was abandoned at 2 years old after his house burned down. His current caregiver was a neighbor who… https://t.co/xwxltd2Nhb— I've Pet That Dog (@I've Pet That Dog) 1526145185.0
Clementine has the honorable distinction of being the 300th dog to be pet by Gideon. Will yours be next?
I pet Clementine. She is a 10 week old cocker spaniel puppy. Her mother couldn’t make milk, so she was raised and n… https://t.co/EOZsu49JAR— I've Pet That Dog (@I've Pet That Dog) 1526340758.0
If you need some good feels, you must follow his page.
@BrianKosh @IvePetThatDog Done. Aaaaaaaaand crying at how cute this is!— Javi (@Javi) 1526426204.0
@IvePetThatDog My new favourite Twitter account 😊— Jason Mercer (@Jason Mercer) 1526509905.0
Regarding his online popularity, he told Mashable, that "it feels amazing!" His mother added in the email that the experience has been "really fun for Gideon."
Do you have the urge to pet every dog you meet? The petting expert offered some advice on Buzzfeed.
First, you walk up to the caregiver and ask, "Can I please pet your dog?"
If they say yes, don't just start petting the dog. Walk slowly, stick your hand under their nose and let them sniff you. Then you can pet the dog.
Here's a tip for very big, excited dogs: Don't sit on the ground! They will jump on you.
Well done, Gideon! We look forward to seeing you make more furry friends and share the love. We could all use a smile.
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