Are those puppies ready for fame? (via @terry_shipman)

Last night, Terry Shipman got home early and decided to entertain himself by tweeting a selfie with his dogs for his son's entertainment. He captioned it "Let's see if we can beat the Oscar re-tweets!" but in reality he didn't expect to get more than about 12 retweets.

Shipman's 18-year-old son J. Michael and a friend retweeted the photo and pretty soon it picked up speed. The Internet worked its magic, and as of now, Shipman's tweet has over 64,000 retweets. Still a long way from Ellen's 3.2 million retweets, but not bad for a guy who two days ago had only 20 followers.

I tried to get the office together for a group selfie that would no doubt blow Ellen's record out of the water, but as of press time everyone was too lazy to get up and squash together.

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(by Shira Rachel Danan)

Sources: @terry_shipman | BuzzFeed