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It's Been 20 Years Since Air Bud Made Us All Want Dogs, But What Is That Lucky Kid Up To Now?

Buddy, the dog from Air Bud, made us all think that owning a dog would be great! You would get to save them from a terrible owner while also getting a new best friend!

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As it turns out, owning a dog is a lot more work than that. They aren't all glamorous and athletic like Buddy, some of them are downright lazy.

See, this goofball has never even touched a basketball. Tanya Ruiter

Here are just some of ways the Air Bud franchise completely lied to us.

Dogs are often times barely coordinated enough to walk, let alone hover in the air to stop a volley ball.

LIE:

REALITY:

What Buddy wants you to believe happens when you throw a ball to a dog:

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What actually happens:

Dogs don't play by the rules like this. They can be SUPER devious

LIES:

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REALITY:

And yes, of course your dog is going to love you with their whole hearts, but it isn't just sweet hugs. They can be super demanding when they want to be!

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REALITY:

They are also much clumsier than Buddy makes it seem

LIES:

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REALITY:

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Obviously the kid who owned Buddy was the luckiest child alive! Ever wonder what he looks like now? Click to the next page to find out.

Kevin Zegers was probably one of the luckiest kids ever. He got to play Josh Framm, AKA the winner of the dog lottery.

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Sure, I believe all dogs are pretty much perfect in their own way, but not all of them can get you such lucrative sports contracts! That's good money!

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Zegers starred in four different Air Bud movies before moving on to star in shows like Gossip Girl, Gracepoint, and Notorious. But did you even realize it was him?

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This was what Kevin Zegers looked like all the way back in 1997 when Air Bud was first released:

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This is what he looks like now:

He has twin daughters Zoe and Blake with his wife Jamie Feld who is an agent.

Crazy to think that he is all grown up now!

Did you ever watch Air Bud as a kid? Did it make you want a dog? Share if you loved that movie!

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