The Cuteness Is Simply Too Much to Handle!
World, meet Barley, aka your newest obsession. Known as @BarleyBoy on Instagram, he's a 1-and-a-half-year-old Golden Retriever who lives in Amsterdam with his owners, Zita and Marc, and his faithful sidekick, a stuffed Golden Retriever toy named Fluffy. Barley and Fluffy are inseparable — and I mean that wholeheartedly. They go on walks together, take naps together, get bathed together, and yes, Barley even has his mini-me secured in his mouth as he goes potty outside.
"They chill together the entire day; it's the sweetest thing," his owner, Zita, told POPSUGAR. "Every single time the human comes home, Barley picks up Fluffy and brings him over as a welcome-home present. Whenever he hears a loud noise or if the vacuum cleaner appears, he picks up Fluffy for comfort." I mean, does it get much more adorable and pure than that?!
Fluffy, a toy purchased at Ikea, was bigger than Barley when he arrived home as a puppy, and the two have "really grown up together," Zita said. "We even need to bring Fluffy with us when we visit our friends' houses, in the car, on holidays," his owner explained, adding that the plush stuffed animal has traveled to the Netherlands, France, Belgium, and Germany with Barley so far. When Zita and Marc tie the knot in September, Barley will be the ring bearer, so you better believe Fluffy will also be in on the wedding action!
Ahead, catch a glimpse at footage of Barley and Fluffy being two peas in a pod, and if you're looking for a dose of wholesomeness to add to your Instagram feed, I highly suggest slamming that "follow" button on Barley's Instagram page.