No, that’s not a stuffed animal staring you in the face. That’s Shunsuke, a 9 year old pomeranian from Japan. Shunsuke is sweeping the internet with boatloads of cute and he simply cannot be contained. He even published book as well as a calendar on his own. I’ve even heard rumors that he plans to run for prime minister. I tried to contain him by not writing a post spreading the cute, but alas, I failed. Miserably. Join us! Succumb to the cute!
Hey, being a puppy is hard. He deserves that beer.
Shunsuke’s owner spreads this vile plague of cuteness to the world via the dog’s very own Twitter account. When a Japanese TV program aired detailing the details of this cute canine cretin, Shunsuke had a whopping 20,000 followers on Twitter (Maru has a measly 13,000). Shunsuke’s army has since grown to over 40,000 followers strong. Too bad Tofugu isn’t run by pomeranians.
I have to admit, some of these pictures are cute to the point of absolute ridiculousness. Little Shunsuke really does look just like a stuffed animal, especially when he’s shot in pictures with actual stuffed animals. He blends right in!
Shunsuke is also proving to be a massive influence on consumerism in China. His popularity has been great for pet shop owners because now everyone wants their own little Shunsuke.
With Shunsuke’s popularity rocketing the sales of pomeranians in China, prices have increased from 700 yuan to over 1000 yuan. Yikes. (Actually not that yikes, 1 yuan is about 15 cents American, lol)
P.S. Think Shunsuke makes Maru look like yesterday’s news? Like Tofugu on Facebook.
P.P.S. No! Maru Forever! Shunsuke drools! *cough* Did you know Tofugu has a Twitter?