A Taiwanese mix-breed dog has gone viral after it was photographed giving his owner a grimace while “shaking hands” with a foreigner, seemingly asking for help from its uncomfortable stance.
與The China Post訪談中，米克斯的主人Alloy Wu表示「豆豆」天性害羞，而照片捕捉到的畫面正是豆豆於過年期間第一次見到荷蘭籍親戚賀裴爾。
Speaking with The China Post, the owner, Alloy Wu explained that his dog, Bean, is very shy by nature and the photo was captured during the Chinese New Year holiday when he met their Netherland-native relative for the first time.
According to Wu, as the leash was in the hands of a “stranger,” Bean became resigned to stay quietly by his side for the time being.
However, he was soon given the order to “shake hands,” and did so but with a hilarious expression that brought him to small internet fame among Taiwanese social media users.
With his brows knitted tight, Bean gave the impression that he was being asked to do something extremely uncomfortable, but under the confines of society could not defy the request.
The photo elicited many laughs from social media users who were quick to comment that the dog seemed to be quietly asking for help as it did not know how to “speak English.”
Others added that its expression was exactly what most would display during the holidays when they meet up with relatives that they haven’t seen in a long time.
Some even encouraged Bean in the comment section to just nod along and answer “yeah” when asked a difficult question to cover up for its language disparity.