Vid We Love: Charcoal the Lab Loves His Bucket More Than ANYTHING

It's one of the great love affairs of our time: a dog and his bucket, set to the tender love song "Eye of the Tiger."


It looks like an ordinary red bucket. The kind you buy in a hardware store for $4.89, with a high-density polyethylene construction that can withstand temperatures up to 180°F. Like this one:

But this red bucket is special. This red bucket is in love with a dog named Charcoal, and Charcoal is in love with this red bucket. They are carrying on one of a great love affairs of our time, set to the tune of “Eye of the Tiger.” Charcoal and the red bucket go everywhere together. Charcoal smoothers his red bucket with love.

Charcoal has this neat trick where he sticks his head in the red bucket and runs around, peeking out of the bottom of the red bucket. He does it again and again, and again and again. All day long. Literally — all day long.

By the looks of it, Charcoal and his red bucket live in a abandoned zoo of some sort. That might explain why Charcoal is such a happy dog.

Charcoal loves his red bucket more than you will love anything in the entire world.

This love affair in the abandoned zoo of some sort might have gone unnoticed, had the mother of YouTube user cdal233 not had a birthday coming up. User cdal233 got to work with editing software and, what the hell, “Eye of the Tiger.”

“Labrador loves his bucket,” he wrote simply, when he was finished. “Made this video of my mom’s dog (Charcoal) for her birthday.”

There was nothing else to be said, really. Labrador loves his bucket. User cdal233 posted it on May 15. Five days later, today, it has half a million views. Labrador loves his bucket.

Personally, I would’ve gone with “We’ve Only Just Begun” by the Carpenters and not the theme song of Rocky III, but that’s why I don’t have half a million views.

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