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Here's The Origin Of Those Pictures Of Dogs Looking At Kittens Through A Shop Window

Dogs will always be cute, and dogs looking at kittens will always go viral.

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A series of photos of a bunch of dogs looking through a shop window at kittens has gone super viral recently, with dozens of popular Twitter accounts sharing the pics.

Popular tweet-stealing accounts Typical Girl (@SoDamnTrue) and Common White Girl (@GirlPosts) both tweeted the pictures on Tuesday to their combined audience of over 10 million followers. It all seems to stem from a tweet from Twitter user @luvrlys, who tweeted the pictures of the dogs on Sunday before racking up over 100,000 retweets.

However, a little bit of digging online shows that the kitten-loving pups have gone viral multiple times since 2014 — on Twitter, Tumblr, and, originally the Chinese social media network Weibo.

There are also two separate posts on Tumblr from 2014 that each received almost a million notes. The dogs (and the kittens) are very popular — proving cute animals transcend the life cycles of most memes. Everyone loves dogs, and everyone loves kittens.

Most of the dogs' early fame was generated on Weibo. There, an account under the name Pi Mei Nan Jiu (which BuzzFeed News understands are the names of the four dogs) has over 80,000 fans. The dogs are actually all brothers and sisters, too.

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