In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks and don’t know about the Mannequin Challenge, we’re here to help. Something that appears to have started as a fun game among a small group of students in Jacksonville, FL has now become one of the most viral sensations online. The Mannequin Challenge, as it is now known, involves people standing as still as possible while the song “Black Beatles” by Rae Sremmurd plays in the background. If that sounds confusing, well, it probably is. It’s just one of those viral sensations like “Damn Daniel” that the Internet has propelled to something beyond what anyone could have imagined.
Ryan Thomas (@Ryan_Thomas02), a self-described “stay at home dog dad,” posted a video of his dog Boston doing the Mannequin Challenge on Twitter and it blew us (and all of Twitter) away. Ryan’s extremely talented boxer was able to stay completely still while sitting up in a chair, with food on his nose, laying flat on his back, and dressed up in all types of ridiculous outfits. The video is so impressive that it’s been shared almost two hundred thousand times. Check it out below:
Tens of thousands of people had their chance to try and one up each other in the Mannequin Challenge, but we’re going to agree with one Twitter user who stated the significance of the video pretty plainly: