If the parents in a household say no to a new pet, that’s usually the end of the discussion. But Kelsey Johnstone is clearly no normal daughter, and not one to give up so easily.
The Texas girl lives at home with her mom and their dog Oliver, but when Kelsey broached the subject of getting their first Best Boy a new friend, her mom shut down the idea. It probably just seemed like too much work, or too many mouths to feed.
But Kelsey wasn’t deterred, and she took inspiration from a creative advertisement for an animal shelter. Spoiler alert: Her simple, silly trick worked, and now their family has a new furry member!
We’re not sure that every parent would have fallen for this gag, or have let the pet stay after such obvious shenanigans, but it seems like Kelsey has a better read on her mom that most.
Check out the full saga below!
So like we said, this trick 100% worked.
The new dog’s name is Bentley, and as you’re about to see, he’s cute as can be.
Here we see the prank’s setup. Kelsey asks for the everlasting promotion from Subway, which obviously is odd to “Mamma” — why does she need permission for a sandwich?
Get it now? Thanks to a harmless joke from the shelter, Kelsey saw her chance to bring home the dog she’d been wanting.
This was presumably taken before Bentley met Kelsey’s mom. And as Kelsey correctly predicted, it’s impossible to say no to that face!
The original Twitter thread has blown up since Kelsey first posted.
It looks like Bentley is incapable of doing anything but smiling — and who can blame him, now that he’s found his forever home?
Commenters are loving the story.
Most just want to heap praise on Kelsey’s kind heart.
Perhaps most importantly, everyone wants to make sure that Mamma didn’t get upset at being hoodwinked!
Bentley is a certified celebrity now.
Kelsey and Bentley have gone massively viral and even been featured on local news channels!
Meanwhile, Kelsey’s Twitter page is full of other dog owners showing off their prized pooches.
Everyone who hears Kelsey and Bentley’s story immediately falls in love and wants to be a part of the magic.
Just like all popular pets, Bentley already has his own Instagram page!
And the account already has more followers than most of us ever will!
But that makes sense, considering how cute this Best Boy is.
Well done, Kelsey! Congratulations, Bentley!
And most of all, thanks to Mamma for being so relaxed about the trickery that led to their new family member!