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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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For most people, flying is a soul-crushing experience and airports are places where human happiness goes to die.

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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.

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.
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.

Good doggos like Norman, the Newfoundland Landseer.

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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.

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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.

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Who wouldn't want to give Bailey a good head scratch?

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Hold her close and enjoy the momentary reprieve from the anger, hatred, and fear of this world.

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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.

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There you go. All better.

The seven four-legged helpers will be at the airport for two hours each day, Monday to Friday.
Vancouver Airport Authority / Via Facebook: VancouverInternationalAirport

The seven four-legged helpers will be at the airport for two hours each day, Monday to Friday.

Ishmael N. Daro is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto. PGP fingerprint: 5A1D 9099 3497 DA4B

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