According to information the dog’s family gave T&T Creative Media, Molson has kept his favourite toy, a plush dog named Kelsie, with him ever since he and his siblings moved into various homes more than two years ago.
The Deverys, the owners of the golden retriever, discovered Molson developed an instant bond with the stuffed animal when they gave it to him so he wouldn’t miss his siblings. Molson carried the plush animal around with him after getting it.
The dog’s family reassembled the well-loved plush several times over the years to keep Kelsie by Molson’s side.
Now that Molson is all grown up — and is sometimes home alone while his family members are at work and school — Harry Devery and his 16-year-old daughter Jasmine decided it was time to retire Kelsie and give their pet a real canine companion.
After two-and-a-half years of carrying Kelsie around, the golden retriever met a real puppy friend — a puppy named Posie that looks similar to Molson’s favorite plush.
In a video of the sweet meeting between Molson and Posie, shared by Jasmine on TikTok, Molson gently drops Kelsie the stuffed animal when he lays eyes on his new sister, who sits calmly on the family’s porch in a laundry basket, peering out from under a blanket.
“What’s in here? What’s that?” Molson’s family asks from behind the camera in the sweet video. “Is that your sister?”
Molson then inspects the puppy, wagging his tail excitedly as he sniffs his new companion.
Posie remains calm, licking her new brother from her basket. Molson’s tail does not stop moving throughout the 40-second clip.
The comment section of the TikTok video, which garnered over 2 million views, is full of users unable to handle the new siblings’ cuteness.
“I am literally crying and throwing up,” one user commented, to which Jasmine replied, “Me too.”
Another wrote, “[THEY’RE] SO ADORABLE.”