Brendan Greeley is a writer who focuses on economics. He's written for some major names and is widely regarded as incredibly intelligent and astute.
And Mr. Greeley totally just got owned by his kid, who has figured out the power of analysis, herself.
Check out the tweet that started it all:
Citizens of Twitter were impressed by her methodology and fully supported her cause, even though dad objected because they already had one dog.
Twitter didn't care. They were #TeamPuppy all the way.
I mean: we have a dog, and he's not dead yet, so...— Brendan Greeley (@bhgreeley) March 21, 2018
We got a puppy (and the puppy’s mummy) when our oldest dog was 11 ... it helped ease the pain when he inevitably passed away at 12. We are so glad that we decided to overlap our dogs.— Melissa Rose (@AnxiousCanuck) March 22, 2018
You have to get her one for being so smart and even specifying “a real one”.— Aditi Juneja (@AditiJuneja3) March 22, 2018
I heartily endorse this message, although I have not been paid to do so nor will I benefit from this in any way financially or reputationally.— Simoney Kyriakou (@MoorgateMermaid) March 22, 2018
I do not have any links, political or economic, with your daughter or her need for a doggo.
That said, puppies. pic.twitter.com/7Khry2Fh4n
Post a picture when you get the puppy will you 😄— BumbleBrutus (@MoonManNoah) March 22, 2018
Then clearly he is not “a puppy”. Can’t you read? :)— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) March 22, 2018
Brendan even gained himself some new followers!
I’m now following you to check on the puppy situation. Make sure it’s a rescue though 👀— Mayonia (@Mayonia) March 22, 2018
I followed you just so I can see the pics of your daughter’s puppy. 💕🐶— Jana ☕️🤙🏼🐬🚣🏼♀️ (@aloha_imjana) March 22, 2018
Even J.K. Rowling went #TeamPuppy!
Eventually, after intense negotiations, a deal was struck:
Ok, #teampuppy, you win. We're getting a puppy. Here's the deal: we'll clean up poop. But you have to donate to the SPCA. @AoDespair @jk_rowling @mollywood @chucktodd @MaraLiasson @AADaddario @moorgatemermaid @bbcjonsopel @katiephang @susanpage @SRuhle https://t.co/OVZLE5WKd3 pic.twitter.com/kMU5IGuGQE— Brendan Greeley (@bhgreeley) March 22, 2018
You'd be amazed at the number of people who donated to local animal rescues and shelters in the name of #TeamPuppy.
All told, #TeamPuppy raised thousands of dollars for local shelters and rescue organizations, all because one little girl was clever enough to "hack" her dad's newspaper to try and get a puppy.
She's getting her pup, animals everywhere are getting care, and Dad's Twitter bio now looks like this: