Yes, it is just about the most adorable thing ever.
The Argentinian posted a photo to his instagram with the new addition to the Messi family,
The mastiff was apparently a gift from Messi’s wife Antonella Rocuzzo who gave birth to their second son in September of 2015.
The Barcelona superstar captioned the photo, “New member of my family!! Thank you for this beautiful gift love”
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Leo better enjoy cuddling the furry boy on his lap while he can because the average mastiff grows to over 160 pounds, and Messi himself only weighs in at 148 pounds! You can tell the dog is going to be massive just by the size of his paw draped over Messi’s wrist.
The Barcelona captain will need to put aside his puppy love when Barcelona take on Athletic Bilbao and Atletico Madrid later on this week.