Eric the Pekingese failed to win Best In Show at this year’s Crufts Dog Show, and Great Britain isnot pleased. The adorable low rider rocked a full and fabulous coat of biscuit-colored hair, capturing the nation’s hearts and imaginations. Eric’s performance spawned tweets of encouragement and many delightful memes. Some compared him to a variety of pastry treats, others to Donald Trump’s coif, and still others simply marveled at his haunting beauty.
#eric or pain au chocolate?? #crufts2016pic.twitter.com/Llz4eQGZm2
— Tierney Brook (@tierney_brook) March 13, 2016
Eric or Fig roll? #crufts2016 pic.twitter.com/Li3DYihNqe
— Adam Weighell (@CapitalAdam) March 13, 2016
Meet Eric, the tiny Pekingese at Crufts who stole the nation's heart https://t.co/FlAl7FNJYl pic.twitter.com/rDcRhHwieT
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) March 14, 2016
Donald Trump’s hair is about to win #crufts2016 #Trump #Eric pic.twitter.com/ghd3uEeTwJ
— Elliot Wagland (@elliotwagland) March 13, 2016
Eric best toy in show canny help but think of the junkyard goblin from labyrinth #crufts2016 pic.twitter.com/dyz4UopCub
— Kirsty (@WoooWaaar) March 10, 2016
#crufts2016. Knew Eric was moonlighting. (idea via @mrnickharvey ) pic.twitter.com/uY8YACg2rj
— Tiernan Douieb (@TiernanDouieb) March 13, 2016
What is it about Eric that has captivated so many? Is it his blocky bread loaf body? His delightful, ebony squish-face? The way his shiny locks billow in the breeze? Or is it how he appears to float across the Astroturf, his tiny limbs disguised by beautiful biscuit fur?
Judge for yourself with this slow-mo video of Eric in action!