Saturday Night Social: Canine Cinephile Has Correct Emotional Response to The Lion King

At just four months old, this canine savant has correctly identified the appropriate reaction to Mufasa’s death in The Lion King: complete devastation.

Dog parent Josh Myers captured his puppy Luna learning empathy the same way the rest of us did: by watching the murder of a cartoon lion’s father.

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Was your week as enlightening as a young dog’s first taste of the twofold truth that while death may be heartbreaking, it is may also be, as Barthelme writes, the “means by which the taken-for-granted mundanity of the everyday may be transcended”?

You’re a good dog, Luna. Don’t let the world change you.

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