A dream, a pool party, and the royal family — Videos that kept the Internet abuzz past week
Among the many Fathers’ Day short films still doing rounds is Google India’s The Hero – A Bollywood Story, with more than 1,267,108 YouTube views. It is about a son who decides to fulfill his father’s Bollywood dream. Turns out, his dad wanted to be an actor, but his grandfather called him back home to Shimla, and he spent the next 40 years working as a manager at a cinema hall. He also vowed never to step into 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 us that fathers often put their family’s dreams before theirs.
Too cool for school
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 of ‘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 doggie day care, Beya knows how to swim, but she “does it (stands 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, they gave the public a rare look into their family dynamics. Netizens across the globe were happy to note that they’re just a regular family like the rest of us. A five second clip started making the rounds a few days ago. In the video, the queen is seen nudging a comfortably seated Prince William and ordering him to stand up and watch the parade, from the Buckingham Palace balcony. Surprised at first, he then promptly follows his grandmother’s orders showing that she is the boss after all.