Well, that’s one way to get a puppy.
A teenage girl from Texas made a bet with her dad: if she managed to get 100,000 retweets on Twitter, he would get her a new puppy. Clara Foster, 17, lost her beloved springer spaniel Fuchsia in March, and she has been desperate to get a new dog ever since.
Foster’s cousin’s dog gave birth to a litter of pups recently, and the high school senior immediately fell in love with one of them, named Olly. She asked her dad, Tony, on what condition she could adopt the adorable black and white puppy, and the answer was: 100,000 retweets.
The teenager didn’t take her dad’s response as a refusal, so she decided to take matters into her own hands. On March 3, she tweeted a screenshot of their text conversation, as well as the puppy’s photo, and wrote: “I would highly appreciate some retweets.”
i would highly appreciate some retweets pic.twitter.com/gRSYqjj1OE
— princess clara (@claraf_ication) March 3, 2016
Foster’s tweet quickly went viral, and several media outlets stepped in to help her promote her campaign for a new puppy. After a few weeks, Clara reached the desired 100,000 retweets, making her the new dog owner.
Congrats, Clara and Olly!