A baby emu plays with the family dog and hilarity ensues
We are suckers for cute animal videos, and this one of an emu and a dog playing is just amazing.
The video, which was uploaded by the TITANVORTEX channel, shows the baby flightless bird (the emu happens to be the second-largest living bird in the world by height, beaten only by the ostrich) running after an old black dog.
The pair are clearly good friends, and in the video you can see the sweet pooch's tail wagging excitedly as it runs away from the baby emu. But if that baby emu wanted to catch the dog, it sure could, because according to the San Diego Zoo, emus can travel long distances at a fast trot, and can even reach up to 48 kilometres an hour when sprinting.
Another notable moment in the video is when the emu takes a liking to a bright pink balloon, but the best part is when it starts rolling on the floor. Awww.
It's not every day we see a video of one of these native Australian birds — although they are common in mainland Australia — let alone one playing, so this is really quite a rare find.
And judging by the comments on the post, people are just as thrilled to have stumbled across this clip as we are (but no one is as thrilled as the baby laughing in the background of the video). Comments include, "What a wonderful way to start my morning!!", "Dog is so cute, doesn't know what to do" and "Oh I see its tiny useless wings! Wow. It's so cute and crazy!" — we totally agree!