Here at Our Funny Little Site we do our best to serve you the best, most cutest animal content there is. But when there’s an added, more profound, layer to basic cuteness we feel ever more justified in sharing the news.
Norbert, a 3-lb registered therapy dog, is the kind of stuff cuteness is made of. “My life’s purpose is to make others smile,” reads his bio. “I once thought I couldn’t do anything important because I’m so little, but I’ve learned you don’t have to be big to make a BIG difference in the world.”
With almost 900k fans on Instagram alone, he’s clearly making a mark. But being an Instagram celebrity comes with some responsibility. And so, the project Norberthood For Good came to be. “Everyone who helps me spread smiles is part of the Norberthood!” reads his website.
A registered therapy animal, Norbert and his mother/owner, Julie Steines (Freyermuth) have volunteered at nursing homes, hospitals, special events, and schools over the past eight years. “My mission as a therapy dog is simple: to spread smiles, inspire kindness, and bring comfort to those in need,” reads the pup’s website. “In addition to my time, I have donated thousands of dollars and Norbert products to charitable causes. Philanthropy is the foundation of the Norberthood.”
That’s the kind of comfort—and cuteness—we strive for!