Kids get puppy after Facebook picture gets 1 million likes

It’s a classic parenting milestone when kids begin begging for a puppy. Puppy ownership often can provide teaching moments about responsibility, etc. (even if mom and dad do end up taking the majority of the walks when the kids promised just weeks before this wouldn’t be the case).

One dad though had an additional lesson to be learned when his children began asking for a pup. The brood of Northeastern University professor Ryan Cordell were told they could have the dog they so desired if they could get 1 million likes on a photo on Facebook.

The photo shows the children with smiling, hopeful faces holding a poster that reads “Hi World We want a puppy! Our dad said we could get one if we get 1 million likes. So Like this!” In a slightly smaller font, it also reads “he doesn’t think we can do it.”

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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