Dogs are known as man’s best friend, but “daughter’s best friend” is more fitting in this situation. Brian Benson and his therapy dog named Magnus are inseparable, but a recent video revealed who Magnus’ favorite family member really is. The TikTok-famous Labrador Retriever was spotted napping with Benson’s daughter. They look so peaceful that it’s impossible to deny that they’re best friends.
While Benson might be jealous of his daughter, the internet has fallen in love with the video. Not only are the dog and girl cuddled in an adorable way, but they’re also wearing matching pajamas! How could it possibly get any sweeter?
Heartwarming Nap Time
Benson initially posted the video of Magnus and his daughter on TikTok. The caption says, “I came home and found my dog and daughter like this…” Then, it shows Benson opening the door and walking to the couch, where his 13-year-old daughter named Skyler is curled up beside Magnus.
Magnus is sleeping on his back with his mouth wide open. All his little teeth are showing. Skyler has her arm around him, and a blanket covers both of them. The cutest part of the video is that the dog and daughter are wearing the same pair of yellow striped pajamas. Apparently, Magnus has several matching outfits with Benson’s children.
“We have several sets of matching PJs, and every time we take them out, Magnus comes running over to get dressed. It’s the cutest thing ever,” said Benson.
Since Magnus is trained as a therapy dog, he loves to cuddle with humans. So, finding him snuggled up beside Skyler wasn’t a huge surprise for Benson. Magnus regularly visits terminally ill patients in hospitals to provide comfort, but sadly, his therapy dog duties halted for a while when the COVID pandemic started.
Providing Virtual Therapy
For a while, Magnus was unable to visit people due to COVID. But Benson still wanted the 6-year-old Lab to be able to offer comfort to others. So, he made social media accounts for the dog to share uplifting videos during difficult times. One of Magnus’ first viral videos showed him doing exercise routines with Benson.
“We never imagined Magnus would turn into an online star at all especially since we originally never had any plans to have him be online,” Benson said. “We decided to start accounts online in order to do what we call ‘virtual therapy.’ Through funny, feel-good content, our goal was to make people smile, brighten their day and give them a distraction from all of the struggles that are going on in their world.”
Magnus’ social media presence got so many positive reactions that the family continued posting content. Many people look at the pup’s page when they want to smile and laugh. The video of Magnus cuddling with Benson’s daughter is just one of his many heartwarming posts.
Even though Magnus has been resuming in-person therapy events, he continues to post “online therapy” to keep bringing joy to people around the world.