Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently, I’m sure you’ve seen a ‘What the Fluff challenge’ video or two online. Well, in this special clip, two internet trends have come together to make the cutest viral video you’ll see in a long while. A soldier’s homecoming gets mixed in with a ‘What the Fluff challenge’ in this adorable video.
If you don’t know what a ‘What the Fluff challenge’ is, then the premise is that a human stands in a doorway with a large sheet held in front of them. An unsuspecting dog sits and watches as their human shows their face and then raises the sheet up to hide. As they drop the sheet to the floor, they hide behind a corner or dart into another adjoining room. The dog is then left wondering where on earth their ‘magical human’ disappeared to.
It’s not just dogs that are getting the ‘What the Fluff’ treatment either, as people have started spooking their cats and even their birds. No matter the animal, the reactions are always hilarious. Some vary from confusion to minor distress, to anger, to the smarter creatures figuring out what has happened straight away.
This recent video of a soldier returning home and surprising his beloved dog using the challenge is possibly my favorite so far.
Private 1st class Kevin had been away for 9 months in Fort Bragg, training for the Special Forces Qualification. Kevin was granted leave to come home before returning to base to continue training. While his family and friends knew he was returning, there was one special guy who didn’t know the exciting news. So, instead, they decided to surprise him.
His younger brother Jacob and I thought it would be fun to do the #WhatTheFluffChallenge. While we were all very excited and emotional to have him at home, no one was happier than our 4-year-old Golden Retriever, Zephyr, and none of us anticipated Z’s reaction.
Kevin’s mom, Lisa Lord, captured the adorable surprise on camera for all of us to enjoy. Golden retriever Zephyr may have been unimpressed at first, but as soon as he saw Kevin, he can’t contain himself. His reaction to seeing his beloved owner is so adorable, your heart will barely be able to take it.