President Michael D. Higgins of Ireland is a national treasure because of his small stature, his fondness for a poem or two, and because he owns two lovely Bernese mountain dogs with his wife Sabina. He also does other important things, but we'll focus on these factors for the moment.

With that in mind, a recent video that has been shared on Twitter has caught our attention for all of the right reasons. It's a video of a dog that looks like Michael D. Higgins.

Now, we know what you'll say - "but how is this possible?" Well, you'll need to watch the video below to see for yourself as once you see it, you won't be able to get that image out of your head.

Uploaded by Twitter user Mags, the video sees a musician strumming on his banjo to the delight of his doggie who is lying next to him. Realising he's on camera, the doggie goes up on his front paws and, well, looks uncannily like the President of Ireland.

Here's the short video of the dog that looks like Michael D. Higgins for you in all of its glory.

A very special shout out to Mags (@makeupbymagsx) for catching our eye on this one, and to @krishassett on TikTok for providing the original video.