You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Top Stories

Dog Spends His Monday Cheering On Runners At Boston Marathon

The Dodo logo The Dodo 4/15/2019 Lily Feinn

This is Spencer — not only is the 8-year-old therapy dog a certified good boy, but he’s also a great cheerleader.

a dog wearing a costume © Facebook/Rich Powers

The golden retriever and his dad, Rich Powers, go wherever they’re most needed. Spencer visits schools, hospitals and senior centers spreading joy — and, most notably, the Boston Marathon to cheer on the runners.A video of Spencer sitting on a crate, holding two flags with the words “Boston Strong,” went viral during last year’s race with nearly 3 million views on Facebook.

Related Facebook post

Shared from Facebook
Runners stopped to take photos and cooed over the adorable pooch’s uplifting presence. Powers even gave Spencer his coat to wear during the marathon so the dog could brave the cold, rainy weather in comfort.

This year, Spencer is back at it again. The one difference: He’s come prepared for the forecast.

Spencer donned a bright yellow raincoat of his own when clouds filled the sky, to help keep him dry and stand out in the crowd. a yellow dog wearing a costume © Facebook/Rich Powers Stationed near mile marker two, the encouraging pup held two Boston Strong flags in his mouth and seemed perfectly content to cheer on the athletes, rain or shine. He was a welcome presence as runners began the 26.2-mile course.

Related Facebook post

Shared from Facebook
This dog is literally your #mondaymotivation.You can stay up-to-date on Spencer's adventures by following him on Facebook.

AdChoices

More From The Dodo

AdChoices
image beaconimage beaconimage beacon