Animals can make you feel better instantly and give you comfort. But that doesn’t mean they give love only to humans; they will also share their comfort with other animals.
Veterinaries are “employing” cats or dogs to do a very kind and special job at their ambulance- they snuggle pets that are sick or scared of the vet or the procedure that will be done.
A photo went viral when a dog came to visit a sick dog patient that was frightened and it gave him ease and encouraged him.
The description of the photo reads: “This veterinarian has a comfort dog assistant that helps sick dog patients know that everything will be alright.”
The “comfort dog assistant” gives the embedded dog that is hooked up to IVs dog a gentle bump with his nose, only to show him that everything will be alight.
The picture received lots of love and attention, as it captured the most gentle and sweet moment that warms the soul. It shows pure love that is so unique to be seen amongst animals, especially when it’s given at the right moment.
As it went viral on Reddit, it received all kinds of comments. Many Redditors couldn’t resist the adorable moment that won’t fade away easily.
One Redditor by the name of JungleLiquor wrote: “This is the saddest and cutest photo I’ve seen in my life.”
Another Redditor called r/putfoodonyourfamily left a comment saying: “Those sad eyebrows and the gentle nose touch.”
“It’s going to be okay fren,” wrote r/Adventurous_Opinion, as they imagined what the comfort dog was thinking at the moment.
The cutest comment left r/conundrumbombs, saying, “Snoot boop.”
Plenty of other Redditors were guessing what the two dogs were feeling at the moment.
One Redditor, touched by the photo, wrote a theory that said: “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.”
Other Redditor, r/Cactihoarder, was doubtful about the cuteness of the photo, saying: “Is this true? I feel like it could cause more harm than good based on how the other dog is.”
They got a reply on the comment by r/Elan-Morin-Tedronai, with a statement: “I mean you are going to choose a dog based on affableness for a comfort dog, and if the sick dog wasn’t down with a friend you could just immediately remove him.”
r/ricebasket seem to understand the concern, writing: “Yeah if my dog is unable to sniff the butt because she’s mobility limited or hooked to an IV she’s gonna be more stressed by another dog than comforted.”
Another Redditor joined the conversation by saying: “My old vet had her two dogs always in her examination room. She would send them out if the ‘patient’ was an anxious dog or another animal like a cat. For most dog patients they stayed there and I thought it helped “distract” the dog if that makes sense.”
Despite all the speculations around the photo, we can learn a lot from animals about giving love, comfort, and attention to the ones in need.