Dogs Major and Champ Biden will make a television appearance alongside firstlady Jill Biden in a public service announcement set to air Sunday duringPuppy Bowl XVII.
The video, which calls on Americans to wear masks to combat the coronavirus,features the two German shepherds sitting at the foot of Biden’s chair infront of a fireplace in the White House.
“For a lot of us during this pandemic, our pets have been such a source of joyand comfort,” Biden says in the ad. “And maybe a bark or two on a videoconference.”
The first lady talks about the unconditional love of a dog as one reason tostay healthy and take precautions against contracting the coronavirus.
“We owe it to them to keep ourselves healthy. So please keep wearing yourmasks, even when you’re out walking your dog.”
Puppy Bowl XVII will air on Animal Planet shortly before Super Bowl LV betweenthe Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs, which starts at 6:30 p.m.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging football fans to takeprecautions this year while watching the Super Bowl.
Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious diseases expert, has alsoadvised against hosting Super Bowl parties.
“As much fun as it is to get together in a big Super Bowl party, now is notthe time to do that,” he said.
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