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Stella may be a decade old, but don’t let her age fool you; she’s proving that age is just a number when it comes to living life to the fullest, according to Newsweek. This English yellow Labrador retriever recently gained fame on TikTok when a heartwarming clip of her frolicking in a pile of autumn leaves went viral, amassing over 11 million views.

Jody, Stella’s human, shared with Newsweek that her four-legged companion lives for playing outdoors and embraces everything the seasons have to offer in their home state of Maine. However, it’s the autumn leaves that hold a special place in Stella’s heart. Her enthusiasm for jumping into leaf piles isn’t just endearing; it’s also a testament to her vitality, both physically and mentally.

In the viral TikTok clip posted on the dedicated page to Stella, aptly named @dognamedstella, we see the 10-year-old Labrador displaying remarkable patience. She sits still, her eyes fixed on the camera, as a male voice asks, “Did you want to show me something?” Then, in a split second, Stella bursts into action, sprinting and joyfully leaping into a colossal pile of leaves.


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♬ original sound – dognamedstella

The video, which was shared on July 11, has already garnered 1.9 million likes and nearly 3,000 comments. Stella’s boundless energy and infectious enthusiasm have clearly struck a chord with viewers, making her a symbol of the timeless joy and playfulness that dogs bring into our lives.

Stella’s story reminds us that age should never be a hindrance to enjoying the simple pleasures of life. She exemplifies the importance of staying active and finding delight in the world around us, no matter our age.

We encourage everyone thinking of getting a pet to only adopt instead of shopping. Read more resources about adopting animals on One Green Planet, including 7 Reasons to Adopt Your Next Furry Best Friend5 Reasons Why Everyone Should Adopt a Pet, and These Heartwarming Before and After Pictures of Adopted Rescue Animals Will Make Your Day! Read tips for pet adoptions and what to consider before adopting an animal. We recommend using these apps to find shelter dogs near you!

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