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This Hospital Invited A Therapy Llama To Visit Patients

A therapy llama named Pearl had a very sweet visit with a hospital in Tennessee recently.

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This is Pearl. Late last month, she stopped by Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital in Germantown, Tennessee, WMC Action News 5 reported.

"Studies show simply petting an animal lowers the level of cortisol, a stress hormone, so patients are less stressed," hospital COO Diane Ridgway told Methodist Healthcare. "Studies also show dopamine, a blood chemical associated with happiness, goes up."

She visited with patients, families, and employees.

"Seeing the llama definitely brightened my day, and it brightens the patient's day and it makes their stay a little better," nursing student Blair Slater told WMC Action News 5.


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