Student Viral Video ‘Ruff Dog Day’ Sports 1.4 Million YouTube Views, Started as Class Assignment

The latest viral video began as a class assignment.  For a course called Celebrity Culture at the University of Texas at Austin, students were recently charged with producing content possessing the potential to blow up online.

As The Daily Texan reports, UT senior Charli Kilpatrick joined a quintet of students in the class in the making of a video featuring Dudley, her chocolate Labrador.  According to the paper, “The video shows Dudley performing common morning rituals with human hands.  The video gained much publicity and appeared on ‘Good Morning America,’ NPR, ‘Anderson Live’ and other news outlets. . . . [Kilpatrick] said their group was hoping to get 1,000 views by December, but managed to pass that goal in a matter of hours.”

It now boasts more than 1.4 million YouTube views.  Check out “Ruff Dog Day” for yourself below.

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