Pit Bulls might always have a negative stigma. That is, unless you’ve ever been around one. I have two of Pit Bulls and neither one are anything like the evil dogs some people make the breed out to be. Anna will wag her tail at my nephews until one of them (usually the 3-year-old) gives her a treat. Roscoe will lie on the couch and not move, with the exception of opening one eye to look at whoever is talking to him.
And mine aren’t the only Pit Bulls who don’t fit the stereotype.
Take Dublin, for instance. This blue pittie lives with his family in Massachusetts. This year Dublin participated in the Halloween festivities by dressing in costume and greeting trick-or-treaters. So cute, right?
Unfortunately, the costumed kiddos were scared to pet Dublin, which made the sweet dog sad.
“I called my mom while I was at college and she told me she was passing out candy and that sadly the kids weren’t petting my dog because they were scared,” Dublin’s owner William told BuzzFeed. “She said he kept crying and that instantly made me so sad.”
William, whose last name was not immediately available, posted about it on Twitter, and the tweet has since received 48,990 retweets and 108,775 likes.
My dogs been greeting trick or treaters all night and they are scared to pet him and he’s so sad pic.twitter.com/Oo7nsfC6uw
— spooky whaleiam (@sinamonnroII) November 1, 2016
And as if we dog lovers weren’t heartbroken enough for Dublin, William posted a photo of the dog crying.
Seriously, tears. And we’re not the only ones crying. Several comments came through after William’s initial post of people in tears and sharing their thoughts.
Some took to video.
— tori (@skylinetana) November 1, 2016
Others posted GIFs.
— whisky (@desertruneox) November 1, 2016
And still others posted photos of their tear-stained cheeks.
— e (@secludedIove) November 1, 2016
Thankfully, Dublin wasn’t sad all Halloween night. William’s aunt told the trick-or-treaters who came to the house that they had to pet the Pit Bull in order to get candy. Dublin was happy again.
And hopefully he got a treat, too.