On Thursday, Rebecca Ehalt posted a video of her dog Casey on YouTube, and it’s nearing 20 million views and 6,000 comments after just five days. The video shows Rebecca’s excited dog after she returns from a two-year stay in Slovenia, and Casey is so excited she faints.
It got us thinking: How do you possibly make a YouTube video that gets 20 million views and nearly 6,000 comments in five days?
Our step-by-step guide to making a YouTube video that gets 20 million views and nearly 6,000 comments in five days
Step 1: Make sure you have a fantastic dog
Rebecca Ehalt and her family have Casey, a nine-year-old Schnauzer.
Step 2: Go to Slovenia for two years
Or anywhere in Eastern Europe, really. Slovenia may have nothing to do with anything, but we like to cover all the bases. We recommend visiting Travelocity.
Step 3: Get engaged there
Aw, congrats, Rebecca!
Step 4: Get married and then come back to Pennsylvania for a wedding reception that your parents are throwing, to allow you to celebrate with friends who didn’t make it to the wedding in Slovenia
This is top-notch parenting. Good on you, parents.
Step 5: Turn on the iPhone camera and capture THIS
Did you see that? The dog fainting? Those squeals of happiness? Can you believe this wonderful dog? If only you had held the camera horizontally so all the subterranean commentators wouldn’t crawl out of the sewers to complain that you are holding the camera vertically.
Step 6: Go to the vet
Yes, these fine dog parents went to the vet to make sure Casey was okay, because, you know, she fainted when someone came home.
She’s fine, just extremely happy.
Step 7: Post video
Congratulations! You have 20 million views. Sit back and wait for the Today show to call.
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