An earlier article on PEOPLE Pets about dog dreams has turned into a precious Twitter meme

By Kelli Bender
Updated October 20, 2016 05:08 PM
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One week ago, PEOPLE Pets wrote about the nature of your pet’s dreams, based on the limited knowledge we have and the opinions of a Harvard expert.

What Clinical and Evolutionary Psychologist Dr. Deirdre Barrett shared about the meaning of animal dreams was intriguing, but one bit of the interview stood out from the rest.

It was Dr. Barrett’s answer to the question “What do dogs experience when they dream?” that has sent the Internet into fits of happy tears.

Dr. Barrett’s answer: “Humans dream about the same things they’re interested in by day, though more visually and less logically. There’s no reason to think animals are any different. Since dogs are generally extremely attached to their human owners, it’s likely your dog is dreaming of your face, your smell and of pleasing or annoying you.”

This small snippet was turned into a meme by @harrysosborn, who paired the answer with shots of a sleeping dog and a man crying in gratitude.

The post has amassed more than 60,000 retweets since it was shared on Monday, with many offering similarly emotional responses.

Many other tweeters decided to post photos of their dogs sleeping, with the newfound hope that their pups could be dreaming of them.

Sweet dreams little pups; may your owners show you as much adoration in your dreams as the do in real life and on Twitter.