Man finds futuristic way to walk his dog as he stays indoors amid coronavirus outbreak. Watch
Wow, talk about technology coming a long way.Updated: Mar 24, 2020 12:16 IST
- Sam Sokol, a journalist in Jerusalem, shared this video on Twitter
- The almost 20-second-long video shows a fluffy white dog going for a walk
- However, it’s not its human who is walking the dog
The World Health Organization says that animals cannot transmit COVID-19. But that doesn’t mean that their general health and well-being isn’t being disrupted by the spread of this virus. As people stay indoors and self-isolate to reduce chances of the infection, pets may feel lonely as their outdoor playtime is cut short.
In this case, one dedicated human found a way to restore normalcy into his doggo’s life. Sam Sokol, a journalist in Jerusalem, shared this video on his Twitter on March 19. The approximately 20-second long video shows a fluffy white dog, who looks like a big ball of cotton just grew some paws and a snout, going for a humble walk. However, its leash is not attached to his human’s hand but a drone.
Wow, talk about technology coming a long way. The video currently has more than 4.1 million views and over 1.5 lakh likes. Additionally, it has almost 41,000 retweets.
Twitter was amazed by this innovative use of technology.
An Israeli man walks his dog via drone (source: Facebook) pic.twitter.com/tLt5VVD94u— Sam Sokol (@SamuelSokol) March 19, 2020
One person said that Robert Zemeckis did it first when referencing this scene from the film ‘Back to the future’.
Back to the future did it pic.twitter.com/8NtIRmQ9vp— Naaman Stavy 🏴 نعمان ستڤي (@NaamanStavy) March 19, 2020
While another Twitter user herself got creative about maximising the technological efforts. She said:
Just need a smaller drone to follow to scoop the poop and I think this is a win!— Cassandra Curates Calamity (@DovedSimon) March 19, 2020
Most people were highly impressed by the method, like this one Twitter user who said:
This is amazing!— Tara Setmayer (@TaraSetmayer) March 19, 2020
But some were sceptical about the long-term logistics of this new dog walking technique. A person commented:
Lovely dog, but wait until the dog sees a ball or a cat, and runs for it.— Phil Martin - Ex-seed™ employment for ex-offenders (@PhilMartinUK) March 19, 2020
I am sorry to say that the drone will be smashed into pieces.
While another responded with:
Or worse if the drone should be programmed wrong and goes higher 🤦♂️— edward price (@EdwdPrice) March 19, 2020
It’s hard to say how full proof this futuristic dog-walking technique is. However, we’re glad this human is making such a strong effort to keep his little ball of cotton in shape while following the advice given by health officials.