A husky from Denver, Colorado named Kovu performs a song alongside his human to cheer people up amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Tate Hegstrom, Kovu’s dad and an administrative resident at HealthONE said in an interview, ““Kovu certainly has a personality — he is sassy, loving, caring and definitely vocal.”
“His voice allows him to show so many different emotions depending on his mood,” he added.
Hegstrom has always been passionate about music, and learned quickly that Kovu is a music lover as well.
Everytime Hegstrom picks up and play the guitar, Kovu is quick to sing along with his human dad.
“Kovu started singing as soon as he could howl — since he was a puppy,” Hegstrom shared. “Any time I play the guitar and sing, he jumps right in with some harmony!”
Hesgtrom has seen firsthand how important frontline workers are in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic, which is why he decided to dedicate a song.
He wanted to use his talent to cheer people up and lift their spirits, especially those who are working so hard to help combat the virus, and Kovu decided to help his human too.
The healthcare worker recorded himself and Kovu singing the classic “Lean On Me” by Bill Withers.
Kovu is seen howling along to the song perfectly, and leaned in to his dad right after, reminding everyone that each one of us need a little love and support during these hard times.
Hoping to bring a smile to a few faces, Hegstrom posted the video and was pleasantly surprised when so many people reacted to him and Kovu.
“During a time when being physically together as a community is difficult, people resort to finding community online,” Hegstrom continued.
“I think during this time, a video with a cute puppy who can sing a song with an uplifting message is something people needed, and it’s given people a smile.”