With so many big events canceled because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, people like Andrew Cotter of London, England, have some extra time on their hands.
Andrew is a freelance broadcaster whose soothing accent is instantly recognizable to anyone who’s ever watched Wimbledon, the Commonwealth Games, or the Olympic Games. When he’s not announcing sports on BBC, he’s usually out hiking with his two dogs, Mabel and her older sister Olive.
Now that Andrew is out of work, he’s been spending so much time with his adorable girls that he took the next logical step and began commentating on their daily activities. When he shared the hilarious videos on social media, they became an instant hit!
In the first one, he covered the riveting eating competition between Olive and Mabel at dinnertime. Although Mabel was expected to best her older sibling, Olive’s tenacity prevailed. She edged Mabel out with just seconds to spare, and Andrew’s insight really took the event to a new level!
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The fact that Olive was “relentless, tasting absolutely nothing” must have given her an advantage over Mabel’s “heavy tail use.”
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Not only did the delightful scene go viral, but it was also shared by ESPN and actor Ryan Reynolds!
Next up: “Game of Bones,” which Andrew described as “slower, more about the strategy.”
Despite their newfound Internet fame, Andrew insists that Olive and Mabel remain humble and down-to-earth. As for their dad, he’s been surprised by how popular his fun project has become.
“It just shows how much we are all missing sport and what we term ‘normal life,’” Andrew said. “We absolutely take it for granted, and we are at last realizing that. I believe when sport returns, there will be a huge outpouring and it will not nearly be as cynical as before.”
To be honest, we’d keep watching these video even if typical sports events were on. They’re that good!
Watch Andrew’s latest commentary on Olive and Mabel’s fascinating lives in the video below, and share the laughter with your friends. For more stories of joy and hope, check out the Coronavirus Good News Dashboard.
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