The Cincinnati Reds are well out of the playoffs just 24 games into the season.
They got off to a historically poor 3-21 start and are entrenched in last place in the NL Central with a -82 point differential.
The team has hit rock bottom and there is no easy way out.
However, despite his catastrophic start, Joey Votto has continued to seduce Internet users with his hilarious tweets.
He’s been a bright spot for Cincinnati.
Votto is currently on the COVID injured list for the Reds.
A fan has a dog named “Votto” and tweeted photos of the dog while wishing human Votto a speedy recovery from COVID.
Votto responded in the best possible way.
❤️ Please tell Votto I say, ruff, ruff, bow wow, arf, ruff, ruff…
He knows, he knows 😏 https://t.co/AY6D4A9fib
— Joey Votto (@JoeyVotto) May 5, 2022
It turns out that humans and dogs can and do communicate quite well.
They understand each other much better than we all would have originally thought.
But in the midst of this horrible season for the Reds, it’s good to have a bit of levity.
Votto has already won a good part of the Internet, but it does not stop.
Now he can talk to dogs.
More than anything, it’s comforting.
Whenever times get tough, whether it’s the Reds’ terrible start or Votto’s battle with COVID, animals always help make things a little easier.
For that, we should all appreciate Votto the dog as he wishes Votto the human well as he recovers from the virus.
People aren’t lying when they say a dog is a man’s best friend.
Hopefully Votto feels better soon and feels the power of this dog’s goodwill so he can get back on the field and hit some home runs again.