Publish date:

Minneapolis dog's reaction to Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg goes viral

No matter what your politics are, this is a very good dog.

Amidst the back-and-forth of the Democratic debate and ahead of the maelstrom that will be the 2020 Presidential Election, we should all embrace things that unite us ... like cute pets.

The very good girl in question today is Tuna, who is now a viral sensation thanks to her owner, Minneapolis author Chris Stedman.

Stedman took a video of his beloved pooch watching the Friday Democratic debate in New Hampshire.

It shows Tuna paying rapt attention to Bernie Sanders, with her tail wagging as he explains his vision for healthcare.

The video then cuts to Tuna watching a section of Pete Buttigieg, except she's not watching, but instead dozing on her bed.

In the three days since Stedman posted it, his tweet has racked up more than 12,000 retweets and has been viewed almost 850,000 times.

Unsurprisingly, Tuna's reaction has made her a favorite among Bernie Sanders' supporters online, with Stedman himself promising to give her treats for every $10 donated to the Vermont senator's presidential campaign.

Among those sharing the video is Rob Delaney, the standup-comedian and actor known for Catastrophe on Amazon Prime, while Sanders' activist group People 4 Bernie has also shared it.

There has been no response to our knowledge by the Buttigieg campaign, though issuing a retort that says anything but "dogs are great" would likely be a huge political misstep.

The Twin Cities chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America described Tuna as its "most famous member."

Next Up

Minnesota Wild

Ryan Hartman's OT goal helps Wild stay undefeated

The Wild improved to 4-0 with a win over the Ducks.

Mar'Keise Irving / Gopher Football

Gophers pound Maryland to stay in Big Ten West race

Four different players scored a rushing touchdown in a 34-16 victory over Maryland.

Father Paul Kubista at St. Mary of Czestochowa

Controversy after Delano priest shares vaccine misinformation in church bulletin

Father Paul Kubista is pastor at St. Mary of Czestochowa Catholic Church.


Mel-O-Glaze, DreamHaven Books robbed at gunpoint minutes apart

The businesses were hit by three robbers just six minutes apart on Oct. 21.

Cambridge house explosion

Explosion destroys house in Cambridge, 5 injured

The explosion occurred early Saturday morning on the 33000 block of Hillary Circle.


Charges: Lyft driver sexually assaulted woman in her home

The defendant is being held on a $100,000 bond.

Pixabay - black bear

Black bear bites professional baseball player in western Wisconsin

The former MSU-Mankato star was bitten in his back.

mickey moore driver's license shared

Beleaguered Ward 9 city council candidate loses Strib endorsement

Mickey Moore has faced questions in recent days about where he actually lives.

CDC biohazard scientist health work

New clue may explain how rare tropical disease sickened Minnesotan

The disease, known as melioidosis, killed 2 people earlier this year.


Screen Shot 2019-11-03 at 10.37.05 PM

What did Bernie Sanders say at his Minneapolis rally?

He was joined by Rep. Ilhan Omar at the Williams Arena.

James Geisler

Watch: Minnesotan musician goes viral for his Heelys tricks

Donning the wheeled shoes, JamesG is becoming a star.

Screen Shot 2019-10-15 at 10.50.42 PM

Rep. Ilhan Omar endorses Bernie Sanders for President

She's the only Minnesotan DFL representative not to endorse Amy Klobuchar.

Bernie Sanders will be at the Minnesota State Fair this weekend

The Democratic hopeful will answer questions at the MPR booth.

Bernie Sanders to hold rally in Minneapolis next week

He'll be joined by Rep. Ilhan Omar in her home district.

Bernie Sanders to rally for Keith Ellison at First Avenue

The high-profile Democrat will seek to boost Ellison's run for Attorney General.

Dr rose leslie

U of M doctor's vaping X-ray video goes viral on TikTok

The second-year resident has used the social media platform to get across a vital message.