TAMPA (FOX 13) - As social media challenges go, the Mannequin Challenge has certainly been a fun one.
The challenge is simple: everyone freezes in their position, someone walks through the crowd of "mannequins" while recording video and it's uploaded to social media using the hashtag #MannequinChallenge. Many of the videos use the song "Black Beatles," by hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd, but as the challenge has spread, the song has changed.
As videos shot in newsrooms, classrooms, doctors offices, shopping malls and more have popped up across the internet, it was only a matter of time before Tampa's own Super Dog Max and his crew did a challenge video of their own.
In case Max and his new pal, Ruby have scrolled across your newsfeed, they're a pair of certified therapy dogs, with Max being a licensed and certified service animal. Their mission is to do whatever it takes to help their "patients" get better and have more productive lives.
Their trainer, Carl says they've been busy visiting the veterans hospital and nursing homes in the Bay Area. To learn more about the great work Super Dog Max, Ruby and Carl do, visit http://superdogmax.com/about-max/. And to see more video and photos of their adventures, visit their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Super-Dog-Max-260443367317877/.
According to Bustle, the Mannequin Challenge was started with a video uploaded to Twitter on October 26 by user @pvrity___. Others credit NBA star Stephen Curry and his wife, Ayesha's challenge video for launching the craze into the mainstream.