Working from home is not without its struggles, especially for those who have pets.
Paul Dellegatto is the chief meteorologist for FOX13 in Tampa, Florida. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, he started reporting remotely, and it didn’t take long for his newest furry colleague to completely overshadow him.
Brody the golden retriever is never far away from his dad, so he’s inevitably managed to sneak into Paul’s live shot at least once every broadcast.
Still, he’s such a cutie that neither Paul nor his human coworkers can be too upset — even when Brody nibbles on Paul’s microphone cord, sticks his face directly into the camera, or bumps into important equipment.
“Chewing on the microphone is not good,” Paul told the precious pup during one report. We’re not convinced Brody got the message!
Another time, Paul’s coanchors were waiting patiently for an update when Brody suddenly popped up instead of Paul.
“We don’t need that forecast map, we’ll just look at Brody,” anchor Linda Hurtado said with a grin.
No one can resist his canine charm, especially not viewers at home! Before long, the chat section of Paul’s Facebook live feed was full of requests for more of Brody’s antics.
Animals have a way of brightening up even the darkest times, and the novel coronavirus pandemic is no different. In our humble opinion, every live broadcast should include a canine reporter (or two), even when everyone returns to the studio!
Watch some of Brody and Paul’s best moments in the video below, and don’t forget to share the joy with a fellow animal lover. For more stories of hope, check out the Coronavirus Good News Dashboard.
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