Meet the dog who became a TikTok sensation overnight


A Bernese Mountain Dog has become a viral sensation on TikTok – with a video garnering over three million views, CheshireLive reports.

Beans is the star of the @bigbeans619 account on the video-sharing platform run by owner Wesley Newton.

Wesley, 42, started posting videos during lockdown last year “as a hobby”, showing what the couple do during their daily life in Nantwich, Cheshire.

This includes strolling around the nearby lake or visiting various shops and businesses in town, where the five-year-old dog is stocked up on free treats.

A video has been viewed 3.7 million times and shows the owner of a local chip shop giving chunks of sausage to a hungry and excited Beans.

Wesley said the week since the video was posted has been “crazy” with Beans getting regular recognition on the streets.

“It’s gotten a little crazy this week. It’s a little overwhelming with everyone that comes in contact,” he said.

“But he’s so oblivious and still doing his daily thing. The walks this week have been a little crazy, stopping and starting. We must have taken like 20 selfies with people.”

Beans claiming a sausage from the Coral Reef chip shop

Of the video taken at the chip shop, Coral Reef, he said: “He would go there every day if he could, but we tend to go there once every two weeks.”

But it’s not the only place in town where Beans regularly get a warm welcome.

“He goes to the post office, most of the charity shops, the doggy cafe, the White Horse pub, the Wilbraham Arms, there’s a little cafe called Ginger and Pickles and Pillory House Coffee Shop. There’s plenty of them,” said Wesley.

“He’s sweet as hell. When we’re in town, we stop at the doors of shops to look inside, then after a while if they allow dogs, which most of town does. , I just say “go ahead then, take a look inside and I’ll follow it anywhere.

“It got to the point where he would just go up to the people who were working there and stare at them. If they didn’t have cookies that time, they would have them for the next time he came.

“He has about 12 or 14 stores he goes to now and they all give him treats. Normally I like to take him around the lake but he wants to go into town all the time now.”

Wesley opened the TikTok account last year after a friend suggested the idea to him, saying it was a popular thing for users to do.

“It was during lockdown last year. I didn’t really get into TikTok when it started because I thought it was just about kids dancing,” he said.

“My buddy suggested it to me and said people put their animals in there – their daily life, what they were doing.

“I thought I’d give it a try. I enjoy it myself because for me it creates memories. In the years to come, when he’s not around, I can look back to see all the adventures we have had.

“I didn’t expect it to turn out like this. It was just to pass the time as a hobby.”

Beans was taken in by Wesley four years ago when he was one year old, during an emotional time for the Nantwich man.

He said: “He means the world to me because he came at a time when I had just lost my Bulldog to cancer. A week later I was asked to repatriate Beans.

“I was a little uncertain at first because it was pretty soon after but, looking back, it was the best thing I’ve ever done. We kind of saved ourselves really.”

The couple often take part in the Woof Mudder, held annually at Dorfold Hall in Nantwich (the Tough Mudder for dogs and owners).

Following Beans’ success on TikTok, organizers reached out to Wesley and asked Beans to be the face of this year’s event, which takes place in May.

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