Harriet the Galway donkey sings her way to internet fame
An Irish singing donkey named Harriet is capturing the hearts of people all around the Internet.
Irish man Martin Stanton helped usher Harriet to fame after he posted a video of the Irish singing donkey to Facebook over the weekend.
In his original post, Stanton said: “I visited the beautiful Harriet today (Sunday 21st October) She could never hee haw like other donkeys but apparently she's now an opera singer!!”
He included a video of Harriet singing, which has now been shared over 3,600 times and gathered over 100 comments. Several news outlets have shared the video of Harriet singing, and its YouTube video has over 140,000 views.
Not bad for a donkey from Connemara!
Speaking with ABC News Stanton said, “She [Harriet] lives about 20 minutes away from me in Toureen, Connemara.”
“I know the family who own her and I bring carrots, bread, and ginger nut biscuits. She never hew-haws like other donkeys.”
Stanton noted that he originally called Harriet Harrison before realizing the donkey was indeed a female.
“I try to visit whenever I can because she is adorable, so friendly and gentle. I found the video funny so I just posted it. I didn't think it would go viral.”
Watch the video of Harriet the Irish singing donkey here: