Anyone who has the good fortune to be loved by a dog is enjoying a life that is pretty darn close to perfect. Nick Kime is aware of this fact, and as a result, he does not take for granted any portion of the time that he spends with his dog Riley. Since Nick brought Riley into his life when she was just six weeks old, the two have not been able to be parted at any time.
After some time has passed, Riley is now six years old, but the closeness he shares with his father has only grown deeper with the passage of each year. Nick began uploading videos on YouTube of Riley’s responses when she saw him return from work each day. When the dog saw Nick walking up the sidewalk, he would wait at the door, and when the dog saw Nick, he would leap into his arms as if he hadn’t seen his dad in decades.
Not only does Riley give his dad lots of love and snuggles when he sees him, but the two of them also have a routine together that consists of things like watching television, eating popcorn together, reading books before bed, and dressing in pajamas. “A lot of people believe that was trained, but honestly, the second he was old enough and big enough to spring and jump that high, he started doing it on his own,” Nick said.
In 2016, when Nick began using Riley’s name for the dog’s social media account, people began to take note of the lovely doggo and his dad. Riley has appeared in advertisements and on shows shown on national television, but more than anything else, he is his father’s guardian of the heart.