I’m not sure why this video appeals to me so much. I kind of feel like the kind of guy who keeps a hedgehog as a pet probably does other self-consciously “quirky” things too, like playing the ukelele or bragging about how he doesn’t own a television. But there’s something about the bond this dude has with his hedgehog that makes me think he’s not fronting at all. Look at the way he reassures it that it’s not going to drown! The way he touches his head to its in silent psychic communion. Pure love.
My only remaining question is, what was he doing with the hedgehog that got it so dirty? I’m just going to leave that there for you to ponder.