Dori Edwards, Global Animal
On January 15, two young sisters started a Facebook that accumulated 226,ooo followers within 24 hours with a profile picture that gained 1.2 million ‘likes’ within just seven hours.
After the girls and their family lost their beloved dog to cancer, the children wanted another family dog. When they asked their parents, their dad told them that they could only if they received over one million likes on Facebook.
The two young ladies immediately set to work and established a page whose ‘about’ read: “We’re two sisters who want a puppy! For those that are curious if we make it our new puppy will be a rescue either from a local shelter or a local rescue organization.”
Their picture, which featured the two girls holding a sign that read, “Hi world, we want a puppy! Our dad said we could get one if we get 1 million likes! So like this!” immediately went viral.
Thanks to the compassion of Facebookers worldwide, these determined girls proved their doubtful father wrong. These two animal lovers and their family will soon be welcoming a furry friend into their home.
The family is currently researching rescue animals. A recent post stated, “Mom here – We are researching various rescue groups in our area. We are definitely rescuing not buying. We don’t want to make the wrong decision so give us a little bit of time.”
Their Facebook profile also promised pictures of the lucky dog when they bring him/her home. The girls told their amazing story on Good Morning America on Thursday, January 17.