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LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 31: Dog 'Homer' rides in a mini schoolbus during the annual Blessing of the Animals ceremony, presided over by Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, on March 31, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Angelenos brought dogs, cats, birds, goats, snakes and other animals to the event which is normally held the day before Easter. The tradition dates back to 1930 in Los Angeles.

You never really know what’s in your future. Take Mo Thompson, for example. Mo is a dog walker/trainer in Alaska. Her business has her driving her minibus through the neighborhoods of her town of Skagway; picking up pups and taking them to her training facility, on trail walks, even for a swim.

But the star of this story isn’t Mo or her husband Lee. The real stars are the pups who, in some cases, get themselves on the bus and jump right into their seats waiting to be buckled in. Mo posted on TikTok a video of their daily ride and it’s received millions of views. (scroll through the photos to get to the viral video)

One of the things Mo thinks is funny is how viewers are commenting which dogs they are. From NPR:

“There’s so many different dogs and there’s so many different breeds and ages that there’s plenty of dogs on the bus that you can relate to,” Thompson said. “So people are like, ‘Oh, my dogs like Lola,’ or ‘I’m like Carl.’ They identify themselves, like, with the dog.”

There are certain fan favorites, like Jake.

“Somebody made a comment about ‘I bet you Jake buckles himself in,'” she said. “He gets on the bus, he says hi to his friends, he does a circle, and then he gets in his seat. Every morning. It’s like the same thing. If he was a person, he’d be the kind that, like, has coffee and toast every morning for breakfast and reads the newspaper.”