Meet ‘Sir George’ the St. Bernard, an Internet sensationMeet ‘Sir George’ the St. Bernard, an Internet sensation

‘Sir George’ the St. Bernard travels around town with his owner to pass out good vibes to anyone who needs them.OTTAWA —
It seems as though Ottawa city streets have gone to the dogs.

'Sir George' the St. Bernard has become a bit of an Internet sensation, as he and his owner travel around town to pass out both summer and good vibes, to anyone who needs it.

There's nothing ruff about the <a href="" title="Who said dogs are just for the summer? Celebrate International Dog Day">dog days of summer</a> for Sir George. During his daily cruise, his head, compete with protective 'doggles', is popped out of the sunroof to catch a breeze, and people's attention.

His owner Ken Longchamps is behind the wheel with his window down, catching the sounds of laughter from others driving by.

"It gives <a href="" title="Could something like what Cambridge Analytica did be done for the opposite effect to unite people?">people something</a> to smile about. I find it hilarious," says Longchamps. "It puts a smile on my face ... Everybody loves Sir George."

It's the reason Longchamps, an army veteran, does it. Sir George is his pandemic puppy. The two began their friendship at the onset of the pandemic, and bonded through the dark times of isolation. He admits that Sir George, helps him cope with his own <a href="" title="How do I forgive myself for ruining my relationship because of my mental health problems and being a toxic partner, even if I wasn&#8217;t doing it on purpose? I was going to therapy and tried to better myself but my ex just couldn&#8217;t take it anymore..">mental health</a> struggles and, in turn, others as well.

"Everybody's been locked in," says Longchamps. "Our mission is plain and simple: put a smile on as many faces as we possibly can."

And it seems to work every time, according to Tracey Welch, who spotted the stylish, Sir George as he rolled into a Tim Hortons on Innes Road in Ottawa's east end. 

"I'm sitting here and I can't stop looking here and laughing. <a href="" title="What does trust mean for a narcissist when they say, “you need to learn how to trust me, without trust we have  nothing”?">They just made my day," says</a> Welch, who much to her surprise noticed there were two St. Bernards in the car.

The other is 11-year-old Manddee, who prefers to keep out of the limelight, but still enjoys pats when people approach the car.

And while Manddee is more elusive, Sir George has been burning up social media with paw-sitivity.

Really, how can you not post a pic of a 180-pound dog, acting as cool as a cat, driving a in car with shades?

Longchamps says he's seen his celebrity pup on TikTok, Instagram and there is even a <a href="">Facebook page</a> dedicated for those who spot him.

"I <a href="" title="My puppy won’t listen to me, when I call his name, asking him to come here, etc. He only listens to me when I  have treats. How do I fix this behavior?">call it my mobile puppy</a> therapy. It's <a href="" title="How do I deal with different people at work?">worked for me and hopefully it's working for other people."</a> " says Longchamps. "I've got no reason to stop. We'll continue putting smiles on faces as we travel around the city."
For anyone, who dog-gone needs it.

‘Sir George’ the St. Bernard travels around town with his owner to pass out good vibes to anyone who needs them.

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