Here’s some lighthearted news to help you start the decade on a high note: A black labrador named Eclipse is gaining fame online for commuting to the dog park via bus, by herself, on a daily basis.
According to the viral post uploaded by Facebook user Robbie Lauren, Eclipse first began commuting to the local park when her owner Jeff Young would take too long to show up once the bus arrived. The post says the bus driver recognized the dog and decided to drop her off at the dog park, where her owner caught up with her later on. Look:
“After several more trips by herself, Jeff started letting her go on her own, and she always comes back home a couple of hours later,” the post reads.
Lauren added that Eclipse now has a bus pass attached to her collar, and that all the bus drivers and regular passengers are familiar with her: “Even the police have given their approval as long as the bus drivers are okay with the arrangement.”
In a similar story from 2017, a stray dog in Brazil named Negão was hired by a gas station and made an official attendant after employees became fond of him hanging around the joint all the time. You can read about his story here.
Would you ever allow a beloved pet to take public transportation by herself like Eclipse? Let us know in the comments.