An unfortunate chihuahua became a social media sensation after his owner shared a clip showing the results of his attempts to play with a bee.
TikTok user @Angel_campa posted a video with the message: “Throwback to when my dog got stung by a bee” and gained more than 15 million views as people were left in stitches by the before and after shots.
It shows his pet Alvie relaxing on a blanket before the encounter, before switching to show him looking pretty worse for wear with a swollen cheek leaving his eyes very different shapes and his tongue left hanging out the side of his mouth.
The footage was quickly turned into a meme and went viral as other people used the image of Alvie to represent their own relatable struggles.
His owner uploaded the clip with the caption: “My dog was really trending on Twitter for a hot minute” and it racked up more than 76,000 comments as people recognised him from the photo.
One wrote: “So your dog is THAT dog” and a second said: “OMG THAT DOG WAS THE TONGUE MEME.”
Others were left stunned by the results of the sting, as one replied: “WHY DOES IT LOOK LIKE IT’S THAT BITING LIP EMOJI.”
Another said: “Me when I bite into a lemon” and someone else added: “I feel so bad for laughing.”
Poor Alvie isn’t the first dog to go viral on TikTok after meeting a bee for the first time, after a little black and white puppy was compared to an ‘inflated panda’ when he also got stung.
Photos showed his cheeks and neck to have ballooned in size to leave him with an almost perfectly round head as people commented to say they thought he was a bunny.