An unfulfilled dream, a pool party, and a royal rebuke — videos trending last week.
My dad’s wish
Among the many Father’s Day-themed short films and commercials still doing the rounds, Google India’s The Hero—A Bollywood Story has more than 1 lakh views on YouTube. It is about a son who decides to fulfill his father’s secret Bollywood dream. Turns out the latter wanted to be an actor, but his father called him back home in Shimla, and he spent the next 40 years working as a manager at a local cinema hall. Hence, he vowed never to step in Mumbai. Now his son hatches an elaborate plan to get him to the City of Dreams. The six-minute film will leave you teary-eyed, reminding you how fathers put their family’s dreams before theirs. It’s never too late to take a cue and step up.
Pool parties are fun, but not for five-year-old Chesapeake Bay retriever, Beya. A video showing her looking absolutely disinterested in a pool party, surrounded by a happy lot of canine pals, and toys, made it to Facebook last week, and has earned her the nickname — ‘Non-Swimming Dog’. It was uploaded by Happy Tails Resort in Virginia, which threw a party for their in-house pups. According to the owner of this doggy day care, Beya knows how to swim, but she “does it (stand motionless looking into the camera) every single time she gets in the pool”. She is, we guess, socially awkward, and has the sympathies of 15 million netizens worldwide.
Queen’s the boss
When the British Royal family came together for Trooping the Colour Parade — a yearly tradition in honour of the Queen’s birthday, the public got a rare glimpse into their family dynamics. A five-second clip, shared over 5 lakh times, shows the Queen nudging a comfortably seated Prince William and ordering him to stand up and watch the parade from the Buckingham Palace balcony. A little surprised at first, he then promptly follows his grandmother’s orders.
— Team Indulge