Move over Leonard Cohen and Jay Baruchel, there's a new Montrealer vying to be the city's most beloved celebrity: Pluto the 13-year-old schnauzer. Despite being a dog, Pluto has helped millions of viewers with her viral videos that provide advice for navigating the pandemic — as well as plenty of giggles.\n"I'm getting the feeling that there's a time of crisis for the two-leggeds and so I thought maybe I could share some perspective from the four-leggeds," said Pluto in her first YouTube video, which was posted in March, and has over 2 million views.\n"We like to just chill out at home and we curl up and we wander around and play with a tennis ball and there's lots that you can do."\nThat's right. With a little help from her "mommy" and modern magic aka technology, this talented pooch can talk — at least when she's on camera.\nPluto's owner Nancie Wight, a wildlife photographer known professionally as NJ Wight, told MTL Blog the videos of Pluto "talking" are not new.\nWight has been using simple software to make them for "people's birthdays, random things in the family and close friends," she said.\nWhen the topic turned to COVID-19, as the world went into lockdown, Wight said her friends urged her to make the videos videos public so they could share them.\n"That's really how it started," she said.\nPre-COVID, Wight said Pluto had no online presence whatsoever. Now, she has over 350,000 Facebook followers, 100,000 YouTube subscribers and 120,000 Instagram followers.\nAnd she's garnered shoutouts from huge names. Jennifer Aniston, Demi Lovato, Paula Abdul, Drew Barrymore, Kristen Bell and Sia have all shared Pluto's videos on social media.\n"Oh my god. [The response has been] absolutely insane," said Wight.\n"What is really incredible is the amount of support and kindness that is so evident on her pages. If somebody has a loss or they have a partner in the hospital or whatever, people rise up and try to help them pull through."\nPluto's fans — many of whom are health-care workers, according to Wight — have even started adopting Pluto's language.\nThe comments are full of Plutoisms. For example, "whooshing love around the internets."\nFollowers also tell the schnauzer what "lands" they hail from.\nView this post on Instagram A post shared by Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) on Mar 21, 2020 at 4:30pm PDT\nPluto proudly identifies as being from "the Canadalands," specifically "the Poutinevilles."\nBut you're unlikely to see her wandering the streets of Montreal.\n"She's almost 14 so she doesn't really get out much," said Wight.\nNevertheless, Wight confirmed that — at least in the virtual world — there's a lot more Pluto to come.\nSince some of the videos are educational, such as making pizza with Pluto, she's starting her own Pluto Living University, which she described as "an online study place for people with too much time on their hands."\nIt's completely free though Pluto suggests students bring "a proper snack holder and a hot or cold walkaround sippy cup" to achieve their degree in "random stuff."\nAt the request of her fans, there is now merchandise.\nView this post on Instagram Hi everyone. It's me, Pluto. I was totally supposed to be resting today but I think I just learned the true meaning of ❤️! Mom got a new mower to do my in-between trims because I am really nervous at the proper groomers. She said better to look a little uneven and messy and be happy, than look fabulous just and be anxious. Well, there are not enough spaghetti-oh's to uh-oh for what happened... She never used this hair cutting machine on me before so she decided she would practice on HER OWN HEAD! Remember the gear head mashup video when she did the boreal forest legs with her new mower?? (Link below)That went pretty good. This time, not so much! Mom looks like she has mange. 😂 😂 😂😂 I am pretty sure I am off the hook for a couple more days because I think she has traumatized herself. She tried to make an Audrey Hepburn hat - she definitely needs to go out in the cognitos! Funday Monday my 🍑😉 https://youtu.be/8tZky4zT7XE A post shared by Pluto Living (@pluto.living) on Jul 27, 2020 at 11:11am PDT\nYou're probably thinking: So, if Pluto's so popular, what's some of her best advice for getting through COVID-19?\n"Just because you are self-hibernating it doesn't mean you should let yourself go. Self-care is really important–especially if you are by yourself. If a bear stinks in the forest and no one smells him, does he still stink? YES HE DOES!" she wrote on Facebook.\n"Be good to yourself and each other. It really takes less energy than growling."