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See? The robots are our friends!

Watching this viral video of a little girl hugging a discarded hot water heater that she thinks is a robot might be the sweetest thing we’ve seen since the Terminator came back to protect instead of kill Sarah Connor.

“Hi robot! Hi robot!” little Rayna says to the appliance placed at the curb. “Ahhhhhhhh,” she says as she hugs it. “I love you, robot. I love you robot.”

Admittedly, the water heater does look like a happy-go-lucky robot. With what appear to be its insides placed on top of it, the “robot” has a head with two eyes that no doubt captured Rayna’s attention. The YouTube video has more than 2 million views since it was posted three days ago.

But, in a win for legacy industries, the next thing to catch Rayna’s attention after the imaginary robot is a manhole cover in the street.

Baby steps, future overlords. Baby steps.

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