Even amongst the endless, most glorious depths of Instagram pet accounts, there’s one dog that stands high above the rest (at least, metaphorically speaking). With almost 900,000 followers, Norbert’s cute factor isn’t to be taken lightly. At only three pounds, his miniature stature makes for only half of his charm. The other half is made of his tongue, which constantly sticks out, daring you to find a more adorable pooch.
“My life’s purpose is to make others smile,” reads his bio. “I once thought I couldn’t do anything important because I’m so little, but I’ve learned you don’t have to be big to make a BIG difference in the world.” No truer words have e’er been spoken.
Indeed, Norbert’s presence makes a difference. A proud philanthropist, he serves as a therapy dog and volunteers at Children’s Hospital LA. Over the past years, he has also volunteered at nursing homes, special events, and schools. Because when you’re this cute, it’s only fair to share your gift with others.
Alongside his human owner, Julie Steines (Freyermuth), Norbert has also launched the project Norberthood For Good. “Everyone who helps me spread smiles is part of the Norberthood!” notes the pup. “My mission as a therapy dog is simple: to spread smiles, inspire kindness, and bring comfort to those in need,” his website further reads. “In addition to my time, I have donated thousands of dollars and Norbert products to charitable causes. Philanthropy is the foundation of the Norberthood.”
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