Social media — specifically, Instagram — is breaking new ground on sharing all manner of super important content with the world. Dogs dressed in patriotic tutus. Ice cream cones styled to look like a unicorn. Dramatic bun drops. Nail art inspired by The Lion King. Bulldoggers, it’s out there — and it’s waiting for you to go out and get it. (As you know, it’s all very deep with us.)
In all seriousness, though, Instagram — along with other social media platforms — has become a community for people everywhere to show off their sense of adventure, their creativity, and the positive vibes they’re sharing with the world. Sounds a lot like #bulldogstrong behavior to us! Living #bulldogstrong means taking what’s important to you and working on it, pursuing it, committing to it, taking risks for it, and loving every step of the journey. It means being limitless. relentless. boundless.
We took to Instagram in search of prime examples of people (and dogs, duh) living the #bulldogstrong life. Here are three of our favorites:
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1. @h2_entrepreneur: A resident of our own Philadelphia, Danielle Iannetta uses Insta to share the efforts she’s making to motivate (and hydrate!) the city’s homeless population. In her feed, you’ll find photos of Danielle chatting and sharing clean water with men and women on the street. We love what this humanitarian rock star is doing to spread goodwill and encouragement to the people in her community. You go, girl!
2. @smileytheblindtherapydog: OK, OK — canines might be overly qualified to be #bulldogstrong. But Smiley is in a class of his own! Rescued from an animal hoarder when he was a puppy by now-owner Joanne George, Smiley uses the rare eye condition that rendered him eye-less to his advantage as he travels North America teaching kids about the dangers of bullying and the value of being different. He also participates in more traditional therapy dog activities, like visiting nursing homes and hospitals. (Also, he’s, like, really cute.)
3. @litterati: Our favorite thing about Litterati is that it’s not about any one person showing their bulldog-style strength. Instead, it empowers its entire community! The feed is a user-generated database that encourages people to snap photos of litter, hashtag it, then dispose of it correctly. Pretty cool to see thousands (literally — the account has nearly 20K followers) of Instagrammers harnessing the power of social media to get things done, no?
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