Every pet owner or animal lover would agree that animals are one of the greatest sources of comfort. But as they bring joy into our lives when we are down, they provide comfort to other animals too.
While some dogs spend their days lying on the couch, others hang out at the vet’s clinic, and some even live there to do something outstanding. Their job is comforting animal patients that are worried, sick, distressed, or anxious.
When a comfort dog assistant was captured comforting a sad patient, the photo was posted online and went quickly viral for all the right reasons.
The caption alongside the photo reads, “This veterinarian has a comfort dog assistant that helps sick dog patients know that everything will be alright.”
You can see in the lovely pictures a dog patient hooked up to IVs on his vet bed while the comfort dog assistant is standing next to him, providing him comfort by gently nudging him with his nose hoping to make him feel a bit better.
The touching moment has taken over the internet, no wonder why it has made its rounds on social media. Seeing another dog being so compassionate and comforting a dog in need has pulled at people’s heartstrings.
The photo was posted on Reddit, and comments and tributes have quickly started pouring in.
There were also many speculations coming in by Redditors:
“What if that picture is actually of a veteran comfort dog, after helping countless others go through bad days, is now the patient, looking at the eyes of a new comfort dog recruit. As he remembers how he felt on his first day, he can’t help but do his job one last time, comforting the recruit that everything is going to be alright,” One Redditor wrote, r/tecknoize.
Some couldn’t contain the adorableness and found it suspicious “Is this true? I feel like it could cause more harm than good based on how the other dog is,” r/Cactihoarder another Redditor said.
Whether the dog is a real comfort dog assistant or just a passerby, it definitely should provide you with your daily dose of “aww.”