"First Kiss" is the viral video of the week, a three-minute black-and-white ode to the simple act of kissing, which features 20 strangers kissing for the very first time. It's become an online sensation, with more than 47 million views since being posted on Monday. So it's only natural that Jimmy Fallon would create his own parody on Thursday's "Tonight Show."
But rather than go the celebrity route, which Fallon has gone many times before with his parody videos, he chose to mine one of the Internet's most tried-and-true sources of content: cute puppies and kittens.
In "First Lick," Fallon assembled 20 puppies and kittens and asked them "to kiss for the first time."
Puppies and kittens can't pucker, but they sure can lick. And lick they did. Not just puppies with puppies and kittens with kittens. Some kittens licked with puppies and vice versa.
While Fallon's video is half the length of the original "First Kiss," it's backed by the same song, Soko's "We Might Be Dead by Tomorrow" and could easily be a viral hit in its own right.
If there's anything people desire to see more than two strangers kissing, it's lots and lots of cute puppies and kittens.
The original video is below.