If you’re wondering how your day will go, 13-year-old pug Noodle says you should treat yourself and make the most of it.
Well, Noodle can’t talk, but he’s part of a new TikTok trend in which he’s supposed to tell you how your day will go, or whether it’ll be a “bones day” or a “no-bones day.” Here’s what that means and what you need to know about the TikTok meme that has gone viral.
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What’s a ‘bones’ or ‘no-bones’ Day?
Jonathan Graziano, a TikToker, often posts videos of his pug in the morning to see “if Noodle has bones,” which means if he stays standing when propped up in his dog bed or falls back down when the support is taken away.
If Noodle stays standing, it’s a bones day, which means you should buy yourself that sushi you’ve been craving or finally ask for that raise. In other words, seize the day! But if he goes back to his dog bed, it’s a “no bones” day, which means you can cancel plans and relax.
When Did the Videos Become Popular?
Since he joined TikTok in late 2020, Graziano has been posting videos of Noodle there. In October, though, the clips really took off, with each getting millions of views. This video from October 4 of a “no-bones morning” got more than 10 million views.
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“Today is not the day to call your sister and tell her you hate her husband,” Graziano says in a voiceover on the clip.
Graziano told Insider that he had about 50,000 TikTok followers two weeks ago. Now, he has 1.7 million. The creator is said to have met Noodle in 2016 and took him in after his owner could no longer care for him.
Since those early days, Graziano would try to get Noodle up in the mornings by propping him up, but sometimes he would melt back into the ground, not because he couldn’t stand up, but because it seemed like he wanted to.
He has been posting pictures of Noodle on his Instagram account, @showmenoodz, which has more than 50,000 followers.
Jake Kaplow, a software engineer, also made a site that sends a text message every morning about whether or not it’s a bones day. This is for people who are interested in the trend but don’t want to use TikTok.