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People Are Pretty Obsessed With This Dog Who Goes On His Own Adventures

"It was like a movie."

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Tyler Wilson, 19, was at a gas station when he ran into the doggo in the midst of an exploration. Dew made him exceptionally happy. "I smiled so hard my eyes started watering," he said. "It was just so cute. It was like a movie." The photos he shared of the encounter went super viral.

Came up to me while I was pumping gas. Dew just likes to adventure


The gas station where Wilson spotted the doggo is at the end of his family's property.

Dew roams there, but he has a lot of hangouts, including the local firehouse, the nearby school, and, of course, the neighboring house.

He's popular in his hometown. "The firehouse guys just love him, he has even been on rides with them," Lee said.

"The ladies on our street will cook extra steak or hamburgers just to save them for when Dew comes by," she said. One neighbor, according to Lee, was comforted by Dew during a moment of sadness.

"She was on her porch crying and really going through a hard time. Dew had come up on her porch and consoled her," she said.

Although people online largely found Dew's roaming to be adorable and harmless, others were worried about his safety.

Lee said that Dew is chipped and that he wears a GPS collar. "He is very monitored," she said. "[He] does not go far, is home every night, and does not miss a meal."

Remy Smidt is a reporter with BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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