Who would know that certain small gestures can contribute to meaningful changes for the betterment of this world? It is such a heartwarming scene to see people supporting and uplifting one another. An example of this would be a dog and his fur parent doing something to bring smiles and hope to humankind.
Ever since COVID-19 forced people to stay at home, most workers were left to rest, have their temporary vacation, and wait for the virus to disappear. But honestly, the situation made some feel sad, stressed, and depressed. So, Flannery Pendergast and her cute dog Riley decided to begin an exciting practice.
When they feel like it, there are days that they walk around the streets of their neighborhood in Milwaukee wearing matching outfits. It is their way of bringing joy and positivity to people while we’re all suffering from a virus outbreak.
Flannery then came across the Dogspotting Society Facebook group, and she decided to upload their documented adventures there. Unexpectedly, it was shared by 2,000 Facebook users, and it garnered over 23,000 likes and reactions.
Now, Flannery and her dog have their Instagram account where they share their awesome pictures matched with both wearing funny and adorable costumes.
The canine was adopted by his owner from a local Humane Society. Back then, the dog’s name was Dancer. It became Riley since Flannery noticed that he was smiling all the time, making such a title a perfect fit for a name.
Seven years have passed, but Flannery and Riley’s bond is still unbreakable.
Riley is no longer new to the idea of being dressed up. On usual holidays, Halloween, for example, his owner would sometimes make him wear spooky outfits for the occasion.
The spread of the virus made them spend a lot more time with each other. They would sometimes go near their neighbor’s house to show them their costumes for that week. People find the two cute and funny, so they always end up laughing and smiling as they pass by.
After quite some time, Riley and Flannery’s costumes have become more creative.
There was a time when the two dressed up as fairies. Then they became more modern by dressing up with Adidas-style tracksuits. Recently, both also wore outfits supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.
Hoping they could reach out to a lot more crowd someday. It would be great to see people smiling upon seeing Flannery and Riley with their awesome costume changes!
Source: flanneryandriley on Instragram