Golden retrievers have “soft mouths,” which means they can be trained to carry delicate objects without damaging them. This is as wholesome as it sounds.
An example of this truly delightful phenomenon is currently making the rounds on Twitter. User @laurdreyfuss‘s aunt, a vet tech, tested the soft mouth theory with her own golden retriever by presenting her with a raw egg.
The result is the tensest one minute and five seconds I have ever witnessed. But the dog — whose name is Sookie — passes with flying colors. Not only does she hold the egg with a gentleness previously only seen in Pixar shorts, but she seems reluctant to give it back. (!!)
Reader, I cried.
Since the original tweet has over 400,000 likes, it seems likely that other people love Sookie as much as I do. And why wouldn’t they? She’s cute, she’s a good girl, and she’s multi-talented.
Here’s a bonus video of her balancing a treat on her nose.