Honestly, I don’t think the internet loves anything more than a cute animal, so this adorable doggo is about to steal all of your hearts.
Let me introduce you to Charlie the Dalmatian, a canine celebrity who’s become internet famous for his heart-shaped spots around his eyes.
Seriously though, just look at his sweet face:
Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, his human Halieigh, a primary schoolteacher, says she fell in love with him straight away when she adopted him as a young puppy at seven-weeks-old.
His heart-shaped spots started to develop later on, growing more defined as time passed.
As reported by the Metro, Halieigh said:
It really was love at first sight when I met Charlie for the first time.
When he was first born he barely had any spots at all and it wasn’t until he was four months that the patches around his eyes grew into a perfect heart shape.
The older he’s getting clearer the love hearts around his eyes are becoming. They’re so symmetrical that I have had a few people asking if I draw his heart spots on with eyeliner which I find really funny.
Having always wanted a Dalmatian since she fell in love with the animated classic 101 Dalmatians as a child, Halieigh was delighted when she found Charlie.
I’d never owned a dog before but when I moved away from home for my job, I wanted some company.
Adopting Charlie was the best decision of my life, he’s my best friend and has helped me overcome so many personal issues too.
I bought Charlie before even meeting him but he was so perfect and quickly settled into life at home with me.
I don’t have my family in North Carolina but I have Charlie to come home to every day.
Deciding to set up a dedicated Instagram page, showcasing cute photos of her stunning best friend, Halieigh was shocked when it went viral with people drawn to Charlie’s unique heart-shaped eyes.
I often find people are shocked by Charlie’s heart-shaped patches as they’re so unique.
I decided to set up an Instagram page dedicated to Charlie and I was uploading photos of him on a daily basis.
But as Charlie grew older and developed his unique shaped spots he started to get a lot of attention.
We receive lots of lovely messages online and comments from people in the street on a daily basis. It’s nice to know he’s making so many people smile.
Well, he’s certainly made my day!
To follow Charlie’s adventures, you can follow him on Instagram.
Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.