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.


(by Shira Rachel Danan)

Sources: @terry_shipman | BuzzFeed