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Hang on a second, let me just cue up “Teach Your Children” by CSN&Y and grab a Kleenex: If you’ve ever watched a pet — or a kid — grow up, this viral video might put a lump in your throat.
The clip, posted by TikTok user @cooperauggiethecorgi, has collected 21.1 million views and nearly 5 million likes since it was posted in October. It shows Obi, a tiny Corgi, curling up in his favorite spot: the lowest shelf of his family’s entertainment center.
But then we quickly jump forward and see Obi get bigger and bigger. By the end, he can barely fit on his little shelf and we’re all misty about the swift passage of time.
Now he has to smoosh himself all the way down to fit! And he’s still a growing pup!
Many commenters noted, however, that there’s a quick and easy fix to the dilemma: Just remove the dang middle shelf!
But for those moments when you want to sit with your feelings, there’s a sequel video, titled “a compilation of more places my puppy will soon outgrow.”
”Sorry to do this to all of your hearts,” writes one of Obi’s humans in the description.
Turn down the sound if you don’t want to hear emotional piano music that will make you choke up.
This little guy really loves his cozy spots: under couches, coffee tables, chairs, and anywhere else he can squeeze in.
Fortunately, @cooperauggiethecorgi has plenty of cheerful palate cleansers. The account started out documenting the adventures of Cooper, “the Corgi that lives on a boat!” (Obi is Cooper’s little brother, who joined the crew in 2021.)
As you can imagine, there are lots of heart-melting clips to make you smile, too, like this one of Cooper himself:
So adorable! I think I can put away my Kleenex now. And though Obi is bigger now (a December repost confirmed he no longer fits on that shelf), you can always watch him meet growth milestones, which is also pretty cute.