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Meet Tampa Bay’s Goodest Boy: A Golden Named Kevin

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There are many influencers in Tampa Bay but would you ever guess that the influencer with one of the largest followings is actually a dog? Yep and he’s not just any dog, he’s a golden retriever named Kevin. Kevin (@agoldennamedkevin) is one of the most pup-ular influencers in town with over 330k Instagram followers, 1.1m followers on TikTok, 28k followers on Facebook, and 11.8k on Twitter.

With the help of his owner, Elysse, Kevin creates the most adorable and hilarious content that will never fail to put a smile on your face. Some of our favorite videos of Kevin’s include his Schitt’s Creek impression and his visit to the  Clearwater Marine Aquarium to meet Winter the dolphin and friends. We were thrilled to ask Kevin and Elysse some questions so we could all get to know them a little better!

So lil Kev, how old are you?

Kevin: I am 1 one year old!

Tell us how you got so famous. Do you ever get recognized in public?

Elysse: I think everyone just sees how goofy Kev is. I love making funny videos showcasing his goofy personality. Kev has gotten recognized in public, especially in Hyde Park Village. Most ask where his famous duck hat is. We both love meeting new friends. 

What’s your favorite type of pup content to make, and which video are you most proud of?

Elysse: I love all of the videos of Kevin going on adventures. I am so thankful for all of the places we have gotten to visit and the new friends we have met. My favorite video is definitely of Kevin’s first trip to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

How would your friends + family describe you?

Kevin + Elysse: Inquisitive, an ultimate goober, and a mama’s boy, and a ladies’ man. 

Do you have any favorite local social media accounts that you follow?

Tampa was named #1 pet-friendly city in the US this year by WalletHub so clearly it’s not a bad place to be a dog! What are some local pet-friendly spots you always find yourself hanging out at?

Kevin: Oh definitely Sparkman Wharf and the Fermented Reality Beer Garden! We meet a lot of our golden friends there!

Where do you like to take long walks?

Kevin + Elysse: Hyde Park Village and Bayshore Boulevard.

Do you have a go-to treat? Where is it from?

Kevin: I love the cookie and fancy treat bar at Downtown Dogs! I’ve tried to steal a few samples before 😉

We are obsessed with all of your hats! If you could only keep one of them, which one would you choose?

Kevin: Most definitely the duck hat! It’s comfy, my ears fit through the holes, and it’s stylish. 

What is something not many people (and dogs) know about you?

Kevin: Hmm I am an ultimate mamas boy. I never leave her side!

Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions! Please let everyone know where to follow you on social media.

Looking for more Tampa Bay social media accounts to follow?

There are so many amazing local social media accounts to follow in Tampa Bay! Whether you are looking to follow another cute Tampa pup like a golden named Kevin, a food blogger, lifestyle influencer, or local photographer…we curated a list just for you. Check out our blogs: Must Follow Instagram Accounts in Tampa Bay and Best Tampa Bay Influencers!

To discover more about our beautiful city and find the best things to do, read our City Guide and follow Stuff to Do in Tampa Bay on Instagram and Facebook.

Jenna Podesla

Jenna Podesla

Jenna is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Tampa Bay City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Tampa Bay area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinTampaBay on InstagramFacebook, and YouTube.

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