Holden the Golden, the close companion of senior Caroline Bowers, has a bucket list with 11 items to complete, including high-fiving Roy Williams, drinking a blue cup from He’s Not Here and, finally, graduating with his owner.
So far, Holden has marked No. 1, “Get a Chicken and Cheddar Biscuit from Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen,” and No. 2, “Get a kiss on the 50-yard line in Kenan Memorial Stadium,” off his list.
Holden has an impressive social media presence.
The golden retriever has amassed more than 12,000 followers and 790 likes on .
Holden’s Instagram features him doing things a normal college student would do —reading a textbook, playing soccer and interacting with his peers.
In one post, Holden poses dramatically next to a lake.
The caption reads: “When will my reflection show who I am inside? (Lol I’m just a dog who wants to jump in the water).”
But Bowers is trying to get Holden even more involved on campus.