Meet The TikTok Pug That Determines What Kind Of Day You Will Have

Some people check the weather or their daily horoscope to plan the trajectory of their day. Avid TikTokers, however, know to look no further than the account owned by Jonathan Graziano which stars his 13-year-old pug, Noodle (via Today). Graziano and his elderly pug have captured the internet's heart all with a game they play every morning, which has now been dubbed "No Bones." The premise is simple: Graziano starts off the video propping Noodle up with his hands (and giving him lots of scratches and pats), and then he lets go. If Noodle stays standing on his own, the day is a "bones day." If Noodle flops down, it is a "no bones day."

As the videos have increased in popularity, the meanings of "bones" and "no bones" days have become more solidified. In an interview for the New York Times, Graziano explained, "Obviously, a bones day is a day to celebrate. No bones days? I don't think they're bad days. I think they are days where you just need to be very kind to yourself, sensitive of others, wear your sweatpants, take a bubble bath, and self-care. That kind of thing. That's certainly how Noodle handles his no bones days."

Millions of fans base their day off of Noodle

With the advent of social media, meteoric rises to stardom are all too common — Graziano and Noodle are no exception. The dynamic duo have secured over 2 million viewers on Graziano's TikTok page, and the hashtag #nobones has over 190 million views on its own (via NPR). Fans of Noodle and followers of his predictions for the day's vibes have launched him and his owner to stardom, with many sharing their own "no bones" or "bones" day stories on the app.

In fact, Noodle and Graziano have caught the attention of high-profile fans. The governor of Louisiana, John Bel Edwards, used the fact that it was a "bones day" to encourage people to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and the NHL's Colorado Avalanche attributed a 6-3 loss to the Washington Capitals to a "no bones day" (via New York Times). Graziano is grateful for the joy he and his dog have been able to bring to the internet, saying that he thinks people "are stressed out" and in need of a "distraction."