Watch: Watertown dad develops unexpected bond with Tito the surprise puppy

"It better not be for here."

In a viral TikTok video with over 9 million views, one Watertown dad was surprised with a puppy for Christmas. “That better not be for here,” Eddie Kennedy said as he walked in the door and spotted Tito the puppy. But Eddie soon changed his tune.

As Randy Newman’s “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” kicks in, a montage of Eddie and Tito flashes across the screen, showing the two bonding, snuggling, and even a trip to the bathtub. Kennedy and Tito the puppy now go everywhere together.

“I was mad. I went back to work,” Kennedy said in an interview with 7 News WHDH. “And then when I came back, he comes running down. I sat right where I’m sitting now and he came down the stairs, jumped up on the couch, and put his head on my lap. What am I gonna do?”

The viral video, still racking up views, is warming the hearts of people in Boston and beyond. “Tell me you’re from Boston without telling me you’re from Boston”, one user commented. “A puppy will melt the coldest heart,” another wrote.


Tito and Kennedy’s newfound friendship looks like it will continue for years to come.


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