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The Gardaí are using this incredibly cute puppy to try and win us over (again) on Twitter

Look at his little face.

THE GUARDS, AS you may be aware, have a pretty solid reputation on Twitter.

Over the last few years, they’ve been educating us on a staggeringly wide variety of topics — like whether the word should be pronounced ‘vehicle’ or ‘veh-icle’ or whether Blur are better than Oasis.

They post about serious stuff too – it should be added.

Earlier this month, however, they came in for a fair bit of criticism with the below tweet – which many social media users deemed sexist (or at the very least, odd).

They posted an explanation the following night on Facebook (and no-one was hurt in the crash, by the way) – but in the eyes of many, the damage had already been done.

A sample response:

After an uncontroversial few weeks, the guards appear to have stumbled on an ingenious way to win back fans.

Perhaps recalling the near-viral success of their ‘lost cat in Finglas’ tweets at the end of January – the Gardaí have been attempting to win us over today with a lost dog, in Blanchardstown.

Still not won over?

What if we add some tortured dad-esque puns to the formula?

Pup fiction… Honestly.

Good film though.

Particularly the scene with Christopher Walkies.

Read: The Gardaí were caught rapid on Twitter last night

Read: Garda Twitter account answers ultimate question – Oasis or Blur?

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