Just as people have therapy dogs to help them through rough spots in life, dogs have “comfort dogs” to assist them and raise their spirits. An image posted to Reddit by u/Obito_GF showed one of these comfort dogs at a veterinary clinic tending to a patient.
“This veterinarian has a comfort dog assistant that helps sick dog patients know that everything will be alright,” the caption reads.
The fact that this is an actual thing took people by surprise and tugged at their heartstrings. The comment section said it all:
It turns out dogs can bring as much joy and comfort to other dogs as they do to people! While not considered official service animals, the American Kennel Club states that having a comfort or therapy dog around boosts oxytocin, dopamine, and serotonin in our brains and can even strengthen immunity systems. Just another reason dogs are the best! 😀