Golden retriever puppy becomes seniors’ resident comfort dog at nursing home

Dogs are amazing companions and great friends, they are always ready to help people in need, sometimes they even give help professionally: we all have seen hospitals, police departments and even funeral homes hiring comfort dogs as their staff.

Our story tells about a sweet golden retriever that has become the resident comfort dog in a nursing home, he brings so much love and joy to the senior citizens.

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The sweet puppy named Grace has been a source of joy to seniors at the Good Morning America in Scotland, South Dakota.

Pam Stewart is the owner of Grace ; she is also the social services manager at the home.

Pam has been bringing her puppy to hang out with the facility’s 30 resident seniors, and this made a big difference.

“We’ve seen a lot of changes since she’s come,” Pam told Good Morning America.

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“We’ve seen a lot of smiles, cuddles. It’s giving them a lot to talk about versus what they’ve seen in the world.”

The presence of this sweet puppy has been welcomed especially since Hope the facility comfort dog passed away in November.

In the photos we see senior residents hugging and petting the sweet puppy.

Since we have been in a pandemic situation a lot of nursing home residents are isolated from their families to be kept away from danger, so we are pretty sure a dog makes everything better for them.

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“I talk to her and pet her,” Dennis Gruhlke, a 66-year-old resident at the home, told Good Morning America.

This is soo sweet.

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