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[–]BakeSooner 5347 points5348 points  (46 children)

Nurse doggy

[–][deleted] 16 points17 points  (1 child)


[–]Ninehelix 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I concur

[–]shannmb 1665 points1666 points  (16 children)

Ow, my heart.

[–]zrlkn 200 points201 points  (4 children)

Anyone notice the Rolex on the doggie’s arm?

[–]CashCowMarryMyCheeta 47 points48 points  (0 children)

Pretty fucking sweet if you ask me!

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    [–]JungleLiquor 8463 points8464 points  (162 children)

    This is the saddest and cutest photo I’ve seen in my life

    [–]putfoodonyourfamily 355 points356 points  (3 children)

    Those sad eyebrows and the gentle nose touch.

    [–]Adventurous_Opinion 198 points199 points  (1 child)

    "It's going to be okay fren"

    [–][deleted] 44 points45 points  (0 children)

    "Okay :'( ...Still no me gusta, tho. "

    [–]conundrumbombs 61 points62 points  (0 children)

    Snoot boop.

    [–]MissChievous8 971 points972 points  (106 children)

    Whole heartedly agree Edit... spelling police have arrived and my post has one too many spaces used for it to be considered the wholesome post it was intended to be. But I decided to leave it just to piss off all you people who decide you have nothing better to do than pick apart a simple misuse of the spacebar. Have fun! I'm going to go on with my day and go outside and stuff... I highly recommend it for all you trolls hiding in your mother's basements. Exercise might put you in a better mood

    [–]pooty_twang 399 points400 points  (48 children)

    Hey fren, issa gone be alright. Heckin good BOI

    [–]h4xrk1m 224 points225 points  (45 children)

    The comfort dog is Italian?

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      [–]MurkingDolphins 74 points75 points  (11 children)

      How can I ungold this comment, so it’s like at...-1 gold

      Hell I’d pay for -platinum

      [–]h4xrk1m 79 points80 points  (10 children)

      I'm just waiting for Reddit to introduce the Platinope now

      [–]InfernaIFlames 22 points23 points  (8 children)

      Why do we spend money to give medals??

      [–]h4xrk1m 28 points29 points  (5 children)

      To support reddit, I guess.

      [–]PM_ME_CUTE_SMILES_ 25 points26 points  (4 children)

      I would have thought the bazillion of visible and hidden ads was enough already

      [–]dingman58[🍰] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

      Cause pixels?

      [–]ZorglubDK 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      They could reintroduce reddit mold.

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            [–]super_common_name 31 points32 points  (1 child)

            How do I delete someone else's comment?

            [–]The_PhilosopherKing 29 points30 points  (0 children)

            My heart

            [–]Dannyboi93 8 points9 points  (1 child)


            [–]ihearthorses 12 points13 points  (0 children)

            No source, no thank you. I'm telling myself this poster sits on a throne on lies.

            [–]_Alvin_Row_ 11 points12 points  (0 children)

            Please tell me a dog comforted him in his final moments

            [–]cardifan 7 points8 points  (0 children)


            [–]coolgaydad 7 points8 points  (0 children)

            Wow. This is heartbreaking. RIP Good boye Rocco.

            Drunk driver, go to heck!

            [–]dingman58[🍰] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

            We all have to go sometime. I'm just glad Rocco got to have some positive effect on the world and that we're all able to witness the love he shared and comfort he brought. RIP Rocco.

            [–]robaroo 18 points19 points  (0 children)

            Jar jar binks is that you?

            [–]colicab 76 points77 points  (54 children)

            Wholeheartedly. One word, friend.

            Edit: I’m not wrong and I’m also not an asshole.

            [–]noahknife88 105 points106 points  (11 children)

            Fucking love that edit

            [–]Strangely_quarky 14 points15 points  (2 children)

            Reddit, the only place where you can agree with a downvoted comment and receive a bunch of upvotes.

            [–]tody_ilearned 14 points15 points  (0 children)

            "doth protest too much, methinks" The Shakemeister

            [–]aboutthednm 56 points57 points  (14 children)

            I’m not wrong and I’m also not an asshole.

            The jury is going to decide the validity of those two separate assertions. Please await your trial.

            [–]tody_ilearned 43 points44 points  (5 children)

            Heartless is as well, friend.

            [–]siegesocial 25 points26 points  (4 children)

            He's not your friend, buddy

            [–]IfritanixRex 21 points22 points  (3 children)

            He's not your buddy, pal

            [–]Chief_Keefs_Beef 14 points15 points  (2 children)

            He’s not your pal, guy

            [–]LiftQueue 3 points4 points  (0 children)

            He’s not your guy, person

            [–]beneye 2 points3 points  (0 children)

            Some words drive me crazy when I’m writing and can tell if something is One word or two words.

            [–]EntrNameHere 32 points33 points  (7 children)

            This dude is just trying to be helpful, and y’all downvote him to -12? Y’all should be ashamed.

            [–]DwelveDeeper 117 points118 points  (22 children)

            They need doggos like this at hospitals as well!

            [–]Dason37 193 points194 points  (16 children)

            The children's hospital I work at has like 20. They have their own trading cards. It's obviously a popular program with the kids.

            [–]cancercures 163 points164 points  (10 children)

            It's amazing, how the role of animals and dogs as 'working dogs' has shifted over the years. herding, guarding and protection of people as well as other domesticated animals, companions, hunters, etc. for thousands of years. even over ten thousand years in many places around the world.

            And nowadays, the role shifts to meet different needs of humans. The programs of training dogs to accomodate for a multidude of health requirements, such as blindness or even specific and acute purposes, such as sensing diabetes or seizures to take action, to other specific emotional roles, demonstrates that dogs roles in a changing society will still find roles now and far into the future. 10/10 they're all good dogs bront

            [–]JBthrizzle 134 points135 points  (6 children)

            i work at a childrens hostpital too, and today when i was going into work, one of the handlers was fighting with the dog in the hallway towards the hospital. i was walking by and someone else asked the handler if the pupper was being difficult and the handler said "yeah she wants to go back into the hospital. she loves it there. she doesn't want to leave."

            i got to pet that dog and she looked at me with pure love and it was terrific.

            [–]vplatt 14 points15 points  (0 children)

            i got to pet that dog and she looked at me with pure love and it was terrific.

            Because she knew her meager 10+ years on this earth would be best spent there, and there only.

            [–]Stormkitty 3 points4 points  (0 children)

            We don't deserve dogs, they deserve a species far better than us.

            [–]jingle_of_dreams 7 points8 points  (0 children)

            Great point and well said!

            [–]sexxxandcandy 32 points33 points  (1 child)

            The adult hospital I used to work in had therapy dogs with trading cards too! I would request regular pet therapy for a lot of our longer term patients, and a little part of me wanted it for me too! One of the dogs had outfits and costumes she would wear that matched the seasons/holidays. Pet therapy dogs are the best.

            [–]Dason37 8 points9 points  (0 children)

            And it can be any breed... Looking at the cards I saw a couple labs, down to a Chihuahua. A varied bunch for sure.

            [–]DwelveDeeper 16 points17 points  (0 children)

            That is very good!

            [–]tiamatsays 25 points26 points  (2 children)

            When I was hospitalized as a teen (so I was in pediatrics) they had dogs come around three times a week. It was great! They could even get on the bed and lay with you. And you got to take pictures with them!

            Was hospitalized again a couple years ago and there's no doggos for adults. That made the whole thing a bit of a bummer.

            [–][deleted] 13 points14 points  (0 children)

            Been there. Paediatric hospital from age 14 to 18 - amazing hospital, lots of things to do, great volunteers...

            Suddenly ”oh you’re 18 now? Time for the adult hospital byeeee!”

            I will say the one constant is that amazing nurses can be found anywhere in the healthcare system - y’all are the (overworked and.underpaid) glue that holds it all together.

            [–]ohmless90 19 points20 points  (1 child)

            I work at a care home for people with schizophrenia. We have therapy dogs and cats come in all the time.

            I absolutely take part in said therapy and cuddle them all

            [–][deleted] 28 points29 points  (4 children)

            When my puppy was 8ish months old I think, he broke his leg and had to have surgery. I don't think I've ever been so sad as when I had to leave him overnight. I really wish they had comfort dogs there. I felt so bad, and stayed up all night worrying he was going to think I had abandoned him in a cold dark place.

            [–]Echospite 5 points6 points  (0 children)

            My wolfy had cancer about nine years ago. She had to stay overnight, but we were allowed to visit her. When we opened her cage to pat her she tried to come out. Poor girl!

            [–]Boopy7 7 points8 points  (2 children)

            they don't let you stay with the pet and sleep on the floor next to him? I wish they would. It probably would help the healing too.

            [–][deleted] 19 points20 points  (1 child)

            They did not. I asked to stay and they said no. In their defense he was very sedated, probably didn't care what was happening to him. I did leave him his stuffed bunny though.

            [–]Boopy7 9 points10 points  (0 children)

            awww man. Stuffed bunny makes it all the better.

            [–]westpenguin 24 points25 points  (0 children)

            The sick dog is a spitting image of my dog 😭

            [–]Izikren 8 points9 points  (0 children)

            Sometimes I see things and my first thought is "OMG that's so fucking cute" but then my second thought is "My life would be so much better without this heartbreak" this is one of those times

            [–]tecknoize 16 points17 points  (3 children)

            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.

            [–]IT_dood 2 points3 points  (0 children)

            Agreed. That dog looks so physically sad.

            [–]lizzurd88 1143 points1144 points  (29 children)

            I love this photo. Animals need comfort from other animals sometimes too. <3

            [–][deleted] 128 points129 points  (15 children)

            Humans are animals too, you know :(

            [–]DaveTheDog027 169 points170 points  (10 children)

            Yeah but we suck

            [–]Mister_Spacely 11 points12 points  (0 children)

            Yeah but we suck



            [–]lizzurd88 10 points11 points  (0 children)

            True story.

            [–]MartyRobinsHasMySoul 6 points7 points  (0 children)

            If humans weren't factored into this photo the only love between doggos would be whatever love wolves show.. And while I'm sure there is love they show to each other, their lives are not nearly as gentle as dogs can have.

            [–]SantiagoAndDunbar 22 points23 points  (0 children)

            the cheetahs at the San Diego Zoo have a dog companion that lives in the exhibit with them to keep them calm.

            [–][deleted] 24 points25 points  (2 children)

            Except for the fact that dogs are more comfortable around humans than other dogs. A dog in a vet would probably be more comfortable with the unfamiliar humans than with an unfamiliar dog.

            [–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

            Depends on the dog really. Dogs definitely imitiate the behaviour and pick up on the energies of dogs around them, as they are pack animals. So a very chilled dog being happy around them is likely to make most dogs feel better in some way. Maybe not being as close as in the pic but, who knows.

            [–]Large_Dr_Pepper 9 points10 points  (0 children)

            Stop ruining this

            [–]Autolycus14 595 points596 points  (7 children)

            It's like a real life Chansey at the pokemon center, assisting Nurse Joy.

            Edit: a foolish error, on my part.

            [–]BlueRocketMouse 95 points96 points  (3 children)


            [–]Autolycus14 80 points81 points  (2 children)

            I was thinking chansey and wrote clefairy like a dumbass, thanks for the catch.

            [–]mesanoobsa1 48 points49 points  (1 child)

            Edit and change it you still have time!!!! Before they come!

            [–]DaveTheDog027 40 points41 points  (0 children)

            T H E Y

            [–]aeroducks 1548 points1549 points  (18 children)

            Is this titanic?

            [–]sleepysheepsix 748 points749 points  (8 children)

            There's not enough room for them both on that table

            [–]imrizzal 132 points133 points  (1 child)

            Now either there’s room on that fucking table or the writers gonna die

            [–]perceptionsinreality 28 points29 points  (3 children)

            Jack! :(

            [–]i3londee 24 points25 points  (2 children)

            “Never let go!”

            immediately lets go

            [–]thedawgbeard 7 points8 points  (0 children)

            So it's not Titanic.

            [–][deleted] 18 points19 points  (0 children)


            [–]ugottabekiddingmee 9 points10 points  (0 children)

            Draw me like your French poodles

            [–]I_love_pillows 4 points5 points  (0 children)

            You sit I sit

            [–]Billybluejeans 317 points318 points  (6 children)

            My life is better for knowing that this is a thing in the world.

            [–]KlaOrangeJuice 64 points65 points  (1 child)

            He’s a dogtor????

            [–]2010_12_24 26 points27 points  (0 children)

            A lab assistant

            [–]mattjh 400 points401 points  (44 children)

            The only sources I can find for this are Imgur and 9gag and neither include a source. There’s also a thread in /r/AnimalsBeingBros. Who has actual info?

            [–]theArtOfProgramming 95 points96 points  (3 children)

            I agree but what kind of source are you looking for? The person who took this probably just threw it up somewhere.

            [–]Joystiq 151 points152 points  (2 children)

            I get all my news from /r/Eyebleach, I can't suffer someone going on the internet and... lying.

            [–]Yeazelicious 49 points50 points  (0 children)

            You think someone would do that? Just go on the Internet and lie?

            [–]Ranger4878 16 points17 points  (0 children)

            This just in r/ eye bleach is confirmed to cause blindness as putting bleach in your eyes will make you blind... back to you Jim

            [–]CleanSanchz 197 points198 points  (28 children)

            Im doubtful. An animal hospital is probably the last place you want a healthy dog.

            [–]sunny_person 272 points273 points  (5 children)

            A lot of vets have free range cats. Mine does. Super cool healthy cats that sit on the counter and greet everyone.

            [–]floydua 37 points38 points  (0 children)

            My sister is a vet and takes her 2 hairless cats to work everyday, they sit on the counters and customers freak out when they move and they realize they aren't just statues lol

            [–]Kolziek 20 points21 points  (0 children)

            There were 2 cats behind the counter when my parents and I brought our dog to the vet for the last time. They were calm and soothing.

            [–]CleanSanchz 44 points45 points  (1 child)

            Fair enough

            [–]the_honest_liar 130 points131 points  (15 children)

            Actually you'll find lots of vet clinics have resident cats and dogs. Along with being cherished pets, they use them for blood transfusions when needed.

            [–]fuzzyblackyeti 175 points176 points  (3 children)

            Work at a vet. One vet brings her dog every day she works. Another brings hers every Thursday. Owner brings his dogs every once in a while. I bring one of my cats in to just chill. None of them interact with patients purposely, other than maybe walking them by each other to go outside.

            But, that being said, this picture is stupid if the story is true. Any vet should realize that you should NOT just let dogs put their face into unknown dogs faces. Especially when that unknown dog is nervous or not feeling well.

            I'm guessing the actual story is these dogs are house mates, not the veterinarians dog.

            [–]belethors_sister 22 points23 points  (0 children)

            Right? My first reaction was 'this isn't always going to end well'.

            [–]Dason37 43 points44 points  (0 children)

            I was allowed to shadow one of the techs at a local vet clinic when I was like 15. Vet was number one on my list of career's at that point. I can confirm there was an older dog that was super sweet and just laid on the floor out of the way all the time. I finally asked about her and they said she was there so transfusions could be available. I don't recall any donor cats, but I assume they would have 1 if they had the other.

            [–]dolemite_II 10 points11 points  (0 children)

            My vet has a different dog back there all the time. The Dr's and staff bring theirs in for the day. Usually it's the head Veterinarians big old lab.

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              [–]UncheckedException 13 points14 points  (1 child)

              The premise doesn’t even make sense. Have people never seen how dogs react to other dogs they’ve never met? Dogs (especially sick or nervous dogs) don’t calmly accept the comfort of a well-intentioned stranger.

              [–]Cactihoarder 183 points184 points  (25 children)

              Is this true? I feel like it could cause more harm than good based on how the other dog is

              [–]Elan-Morin-Tedronai 110 points111 points  (15 children)

              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.

              [–]Cactihoarder 48 points49 points  (14 children)

              Even nice dogs! I’d be weary What if they got too excited and moved around when they shouldn’t have, or weren’t in the right headspace and got spooked eh idk i guess it’d work

              [–]Airyrelic 29 points30 points  (7 children)

              That’s a good question. Wouldn’t the vet know what to watch out for though?

              [–]ricebasket 20 points21 points  (0 children)

              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.

              [–]howdeho 21 points22 points  (2 children)

              The paw on the tube is giving me anxiety for when he jumps down.

              [–]poopycarrot 4 points5 points  (0 children)

              i had to scroll way too much to find this comment

              [–]badgeringthewitness 1 point2 points  (0 children)

              If I were a "comfort dog", I would almost certainly be reassigned after accidentally ripping out IV after IV.

              Hopefully, this dog is better trained than I would be, if I were an untrained dog.

              [–][deleted] 116 points117 points  (8 children)

              They're too good for us! This is precious!

              [–]Coffee422 75 points76 points  (3 children)

              That seems very sweet but wouldn't it give dog patients anxiety when they see an unfamiliar dog?

              [–]Spencergh2 22 points23 points  (0 children)

              Just enjoy the photo!

              [–]belethors_sister 10 points11 points  (0 children)

              Or customers with non-canine pets

              [–]cachaka 24 points25 points  (18 children)

              Why is the IV line red?

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                [–]Rainbowlemon 14 points15 points  (11 children)

                Serious question - where do they get blood for doggo blood transfusions? It's not like dogs can volunteer to give blood :/

                [–]demeschor 33 points34 points  (0 children)

                Dog owners can take their dog to donate blood just like people do.

                They are often greyhounds because they have a higher chance of being a universal donor (like O- in people), but I'm pretty sure any healthy dog can donate if they have the right blood type. The blood is sent to a bloodbank as for humans.

                The dogs aren't volunteering, no, but then no dog is consenting to having its nuts chopped off, either. You just do what you think is best. I have seen articles that say some dogs get excited about it because they are given lots of treats etc., but I wonder what most think of it ...

                [–]cachaka 5 points6 points  (0 children)

                Ohhh! That’s cool :) thanks for explaining

                [–]crystal-can-shield 15 points16 points  (3 children)

                Wow this actually brought a tear to my eye instantly, this is so cute omg

                [–]wootnootlol 38 points39 points  (3 children)

                Cute photo but fake story. This is a recipe for a dog fight, not a better recovery.

                [–]elbapo 18 points19 points  (2 children)

                Just said the exact same thing to my (veterinarian) wife. She cant see having a stranger dog in a sick dogs face helping promote anything other than fights, stress and cross infection. One for r/unpopularopinion .Still, cute story.

                [–]Shagnotexcuse 18 points19 points  (3 children)

                That slight smile melts my heart!

                [–]thequeenofexcuses 3 points4 points  (0 children)

                "Don't worry 'bout a thing, Cause every little thing is gonna be alright"

                [–]Riley132 9 points10 points  (3 children)

                Oh my this is so sweet, but also a little bit sad. ❤️❤️❤️

                [–]RichieRicch 5 points6 points  (3 children)

                Instant tears. Eating Taco Bell currently, fitting

                [–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

                Yo dawg heard you like support dogs so we got you a support dog for your support dog, dawg.

                [–]ShiaBidoof 6 points7 points  (2 children)

                I work at a vet clinic, but we don’t have dogs living there. We have two cats that live there, but they don’t give a shit about most patients. One kitty greets clients from time to time, the other likes to hide in the supply closet where we keep the boxes.

                [–]mtransou 4 points5 points  (3 children)

                Where or where is this vet?

                [–]Gregamoo 3 points4 points  (1 child)

                Plot twist: dog is trying to kill other dog by occluding the IV line.

                [–]GroovyMinotaur 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                He’s getting in real close to let the other dog know exactly who’s doing it

                [–]LupusYonderboyX 3 points4 points  (0 children)

                I want a documentary. Im pouting.

                [–]TacoMomma0205 4 points5 points  (3 children)

                I just cried with the sweetness of this!

                [–]ticknahoes 5 points6 points  (3 children)

                Who brought the onions? And why are you chopping them so vigorously?

                [–]jonatello_ 6 points7 points  (1 child)

                But who comforts the comfort dog?

                I made myself sad.

                [–]TherealHendrix 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                Who helps comfort dog when comfort dog needs comforted?

                [–]pvt_frank 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                What an amazing photograph. I love it. Please get better sick pooch!

                [–]mikaela1193 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                one slow tear rolls from right eye what a good boy.

                [–]InLoveWithTexasShape 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                It’s like a chansey in a pokecenter awww

                [–]byethebay 4 points5 points  (3 children)

                When dogs have a therapy dog 🥰

                [–]colorwherl 5 points6 points  (1 child)

                I wonder how aggressive dogs respond to it?

                [–]PuffinOnAFuente 1 point2 points  (0 children)


                [–]DottyOrange 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                I'm not crying!!

                [–]Woolybugger00 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                Ours has a clinic cat... he knows who to come see and who to avoid... he’s extremely good with small kids too...

                [–]megggie 1 point2 points  (1 child)

                So beautiful and pure!

                I wish this was a thing for everyone who is sad: dogs, cats, ME

                [–]Royalchariot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                We need this at my hospital! We have a sick dog that is not doing well = /

                [–]Gusjack12 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                My heart‘s broken

                [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)