Above you will find an 11-second video of a Pomeranian sneezing. The sneezing is alarming. The dog is cute. The combination is funny. The video has 5.6 million views.

Why Are 5 Million People Weirdly Obsessed With Video Sneezing?!

Why, you ask, have so many people watched this video of a dog sneezing? Eleven seconds is not long enough to truly procrastinate with, so it must be something else. A few theories:

  1. It turns out that dog-sneezing videos are the foolproof cure for summertime sadness.
  2. Millions of people believe this delightfully strange dog to be their true spirit animal. Who hasn’t had allergies that bad?
  3. No one has even heard anything like the sound he makes while he sneezes. What is that noise?! It’s the perfect new alarm clock noise, that’s what.
  4. Just … the Internet.