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The Vancouver Airport Now Has Therapy Dogs Because We Really Need It

The dogs will save us all.

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But the Vancouver airport is trying to make things suck a little less with the introduction of therapy dogs who walk around the terminals to remind travellers there's still hope and beauty in this world.

Vancouver Airport Authority

The "ambassador dogs" come courtesy of the St. John Ambulance therapy dog program, and they all have bandanas around their necks so you can easily identify them.


Here's Norman reassuring a toddler that even though security measures at airports are only ever going to get more stringent, invasive, and humiliating, dogs are still very soft and friendly.

Kermode the Great Pyrenees wants everyone to know that hugs and cuddles are free, even though air travel most definitely is not. Indeed, the cost is a heavy one, both on the wallet and on the spirit.

Aww, just look at Molly and Grover! Just a few minutes with them will make anyone forget about their delayed flight, their lost luggage, or the general anxiety and alienation of late-stage capitalism.

Ishmael Daro is a social news editor for BuzzFeed and is based in Toronto.

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