When it comes to performances and competitive TV shows, everybody likes to be pleasantly surprised.
Though we’re used to seeing a lot of the same kinds of stories and the same kinds of talents, every now and then someone will add something unusual that takes us by surprise. Whenever it happens, we sit up in our seats and take notice that we’re seeing something truly unique. On a show that’s dedicated mostly to singing and dancing talents, it’s definitely a clue that things are going to be different when you see a dog onstage!
Still, nobody expected the performance to go quite like this one did.
When the performance starts, a man walks out onstage with his dog (who looks happier than ever).
The sight of the two together has Simon smiling as wide as can be. Before the show starts, the man introduces himself as Dave and his dog as Finn. He then explains that while all dogs are pretty special, Finn is particularly special for a variety of reasons.
To prove how special he is, he asks judge David for a little bit of help. He asks David to think of an object, write it on a piece of paper and show it to Finn.
Though it goes without saying, David doesn’t look at the word.
After David does his part, it’s time for the pair to perform.
Dave leans down to Finn and asks him what the word was. Even though his dog can’t talk, Finn appears to whisper something in his ear all the same.
While this is all happening, the judges look on closely. After a few moments, Dave announces his answer: the word is table! Sure enough, David lifts the pad to the audience. Dave and Finn were right!
The audience applauds for the trick—but the performance really gets good in the second half.
Before they continue, Dave explains just how deep his connection with Finn is.
Dave says that the two have such a deep connection because Dave is a policeman and Finn is his partner on the force. He goes on to explain that while he was on patrol in 2016, he was attacked by an assailant who had a knife. Although it put his own life in danger, Finn jumped in between Dave and the attacker and was stabbed in the process.
As a result, Finn was in danger of dying—all to save Dave’s life.
Dave explains all of this with a slideshow that shows just what happened.
As he writes in the show, seeing “his best friend” in such bad health was enough to break his heart. He was with him throughout the recovery process and did his best to nurse him back to health.
Needless to say, everyone in the audience is beginning to tear up—including Simon. Fortunately, there’s good news at the end of it all.
Thanks to the help of a talented team of vets, Finn made it out ok!
At the end of the presentation, Dave asks if he can invite Simon onstage.
Simon comes onstage, gets on his knees and faces Finn. At that point, Dave explains that there are plenty of words written on a pad that could describe Finn: there’s brave, amazing, companion, incredible and so many others.
At the end of it, he asks Simon to put his hand out. He flips the pad open and selects a page while looking into Finn’s eyes. Though there was no way for Dave or Finn to have predicted what word Simon would pick, Dave asks Simon to look at Finn’s collar.
Sure enough, the tag says heroic!
Although the audience was definitely entertained by the psychic mind-reading tricks that Dave and Finn pulled off, the story behind it is the real inspiration.
The bonds between a man and his dog are strong no matter what, but once your dog saves your life, it’s bound to get a whole lot stronger. Strong enough, apparently, to forge a kind of psychic connection between these two! Even if there’s some trickery going on that we don’t understand, we’re definitely not going to forget their audition any time soon.
Congratulations to Dave and Finn! Check out the whole clip below:
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Source: YouTube/Britain’s Got Talent