FC Dallas mascot Hooper spoofs viral marketing video of strangers kissing, finds true love | SIDELINE

Mascots need love, too, guys.

They're real creatures with real emotions, and those feelings need to be catered to. Thankfully, the folks at FC Dallas understand this and gave their guy, Hooper, the chance to find his soul mate.

The idea stemmed from a video that was part a viral marketing campaign and features 10 sets of complete strangers kissing for the first time. Eight days after its publishing on YouTube, the video has nearly 62 million views.

If you haven't seen it yet, you can watch it here. If you really must.

Well, our guy Hooper found that lucky lady on Monday, and as evidenced in the video above, kept things less awkward than the 20 folks in the original video.

Parodies and spoofs are almost never as good as an original. But they always are when mascots are involved.