When you travel abroad to large cities, you’ll undoubtedly run into a couple of street performers trying to attract the attention of tourists. Some of these people’s techniques are really unimpressive, but others will totally knock your socks off. Just ask Yorge Luis Ruiz, a young street artist who has been making a living on the streets of Fortaleza, Brazil, as a statue and he wasn’t alone. But when word of the artist and his puppy spread, it went viral!
Since he settled in the city of Fortaleza, he has been making ends meet by entertaining locals and tourists as a bronze statue and he had his adorable pet, Jaspe at his side. Soon, the dynamic duo gained worldwide recognition.
Every day, Yorge dresses up in Bronze clothing. He also paints his skin and hair bronze too. Then he heads to an area of the city where tons of tourists walk by. But all he has to do is stand there in the square to get everyone’s attention.
It’s easy to see how Yorge fools people since he spends hours standing there motionless. But when he moves, he undoubtedly scares the living daylights out of people. Once they recover, they probably find the surprise amusing and delightful.
Unlike Yorge, Jaspe doesn’t get a bronze makeover. She probably doesn’t even know why her owner mimics a statue. But like a good little friend, she also freezes unless he moves. On occasion, he’ll break character and kiss her on the neck.
In fact, one tourist took a video and then shared it on Twitter. In less than no time, the video had over 2.8 million views. This was great for Yorge as it attracted hundreds and eventually thousands of followers to his Instagram page.
To show his gratitude, Yorge wrote on Instagram: “We thank you very much, we thank the Brazilian people every day for enjoying our work. We’re overwhelmed by all the positive comments we are getting right now.”
She simply wanted to be part of the act. In the process, she proved to her owner and the world that not all friends walk around in two legs. Some have four legs, and they’re as loyal as they are talented. Doesn’t that melt your heart?
**But you don’t have to take our word for it when we tell you these two are amazing.** Watch the video that skyrocketed Yorge and Jaspe to internet fame! He should seriously consider putting a treat collection plate for the pooch next to his because she’s such a tiny star. And together they’re extremely fabulous.
gente e esse dog que se finge de estátua junto com o dono meu deus pic.twitter.com/ObylcvTTiq— klebinho dos teclãdos (@kaliel) May 17, 2019