If the internet loves anything, it’s a good pup. And President-elect Joe Biden has two.
Folks online have become especially enamored with Major, a big ol’ German shepherd Biden adopted in 2018. Look at this good boy — who will be the first adopted dog in the White House.
Look at head-tilt and smile. We just love to see it. A Good Boy.
After Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 election by multiple major media outlets, it wasn’t long before folks began the celebrating a return of pups to the White House, since outgoing President Donald Trump was famously the first commander-in-chief in a century to not have a dog. A fan page on Twitter for the Biden dogs, for instance, has already racked up nearly 60,000 followers. Biden’s other dog, a German shepherd named Champ, has been with the family since 2008.
After 4 years with NO DOGS in the WH-Welcome Champ & Major Biden! FUN FACTS: tRUMP is the 1st Prez to have NO PETS whatsoever since James K. Polk in 1845-Both were one-term presidents.
Also: In 1797 John Adams had dogs named Juno, Satan & MARK(!) He too, served only one term.🇺🇸🐶 pic.twitter.com/PSZD9Q8bH1
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) November 8, 2020
While Champ is of course beloved, people are especially thrilled that a rescue dog is going to the White House. The Bidens adopted Major back in November 2018 from the Delaware Humane Association.
“We are so happy to welcome Major to the Biden family, and we are grateful to the Delaware Humane Association for their work in finding forever homes for Major and countless other animals,” the family said in a statement at the time.
In fact, Major is so popular, there is even misinformation already out there about him — a sure sign of internet popularity. A Photoshopped image of Major to make him looking absolutely massive is not real. (The tweet below says Champ but was later corrected: That is Major.)
there are tears streaming down my face. if this is the kind of disinformation we’re gonna be dealing with over the next four years i am ready
— julia reinstein 🚡 (@juliareinstein) November 8, 2020
That’s not to say Champ isn’t beloved as well. A clip of the pup from a 2015 CBS News interview has resurfaced after the election. In the video, Champ is adorably whining to play with Biden, with the former Vice President calling his good boy a “talker.” It’s delightful and fun.
Anyway, here’s to good dogs being back in the White House. We missed them.