Nothing brightens up a day like a surprise canine. Perhaps YouTube is aware of this fact of life because it turns out you can summon a dog the next time you're down the YouTube rabbit hole.
The feature is tucked away in the scroll feature. If you hold down the left arrow key, at first it will rewind any video you've already watched, but if you wait, a little dog will appear.
According to Mashable...
"The Easter egg only works in certain versions of YouTube, as far as we can tell. We've tested the three major console apps — PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch — and the dog is there in all of them. It's also accessible on your PC via web browser, but only using the YouTube TV interface."
A video of our little animated canine friend in all its glory can be seen below.
Dog on youtube scroll bar www.youtube.com
The dog doesn't appear on the standard YouTube site, but it does appear on YouTube.com/TV.
It's probably smart on their part, since dogs seem quite popular on YouTube.
Alright YouTube, keep on doing your thing.