We’ve had some tough few months recently, which has made finding positive stuff online rather difficult. However, many would agree that incredibly cute dogs on Instagram are always a reliable source of happiness. Follow one and, before you know it, your Explore page is filled with a Pug eating ice cream or a Shiba Inu smiling with Pikachu.
And then, of course, there are the corgis. Posts of the Welsh breed are arguably the internet’s favorite and rival cat videos in popularity. One dog in particular has been racking up likes during the pandemic.
Meet Gensaku, also known as Gen the Corgi. The 5-year-old dog lives in Japan’s Okayama Prefecture with his owner, who goes by the name Chikomaru, and has been on Instagram since 2015. But for some reason, his emoji-like facial expressions resonated with many in recent months and he has since gone viral. Gen now has 164,000 followers as of the time of this post.