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    • In another thread, teachers were seeking examples of how to teach fact checking. Today this photo lit up the Internet. It's on the front page of Reddit.

      The story is a stray (absolutely adorable) dog got befriended by Petey the Pelican. Then an owner adopted the dog and brings him back every day to visit his friend Petey.

      I loved it, everyone loves it. 😍 The dog looks identical to our dog Bodi. But I thought of that thread with the teachers looking for examples to fact check... Being a fun killer, I googled. It's a repost from last year of the photo on Imgur which was a repost from 2016 of the the photo on Tumblr, with various somewhat different versions of a story attached. This version is very viral. 🌪

      Does it matter to you or should guys like me stop wrecking the fun?

    • Btw, there are other adorable dog + pelican photos on Imgur. This is my makeup for possibly dampening our fun with stray purebred lab & Petey:

    • It's another reminder (of which I am perpetually in need) that you just shouldn't take at face value stories told on social media.

      I was expecting you to say that the image was fake. The story being fake? Nowadays, that's how I'm training myself to read everything on Reddit, wich is a shame.

    • It's funny about Reddit, there are plenty of skeptics and critical thinkers there and in fact that's how I learned this was a re-post a few times over. But those repost comments were far down in the comments because they didn't get many upvotes. That's why I thought maybe I shouldn't be a fun killer. 🤔

    • Does it matter to you or should guys like me stop wrecking the fun?

      Yes it does matter. When I see cute animal moments like this, it damn well better be real.