Last weekend, Max was among those on the sidelines watching runners compete in the Crescent City Classic, a 10-kilometer race held in New Orleans. He was there with his dad, Colin, and their friend Mary Jacobs to cheer on members of their gym who were participating.
At one point, Max looked a little tired, so Colin picked him up — thus triggering the most adorable response.
"At that moment, people started giving belly pets," Jacobs told The Dodo. "It was totally spontaneous!"
Here's the scene on video: