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This Touching Photo Of A Bride And Her Service Dog Is Going Viral

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Meet Valerie Parrott and her service dog, Bella. The pair is warming hearts across the internet after a photo of Bella calming Parrott before her wedding went viral.

Parrott married her husband, Andrew, on Jan. 9 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Parrott has anxiety, and Bella is trained to alert Parrott if her anxiety increases. The dog then calms her owner down by licking her hands or leaning against her.

This helps her avoid a panic attack, Parrott told BuzzFeed Life.

The photo of Bella helping Parrott right before she walked down the aisle was posted on Imgur shortly after the couple's wedding. It has since received nearly 2 million views.

"The best thing about this experience is the fact that Val has been able to turn this into such a teachable moment and really educate people about the service dog community," she said.