Patients at a hospital were treated with a special surprise: their very own dog parade.
Therapy dogs from Divine Canines made a trip to St. David’s Rehabilitation Hospital in Austin, Texas to provide a little holiday cheer for residents.
About a dozen dogs strutted their stuff in the hallways of the hospital, much to the joy of everyone. Among the four-legged participants, there was a Labrador, a few mixes and a favorite: a disabled basset hound named Bailey.
“The Christmas decorations and the antlers and the hats and everything, that’s just a great thing for the holiday,” patient Alexandra Wetterman told local TV station KVUE. “So, really enjoying it.”
The parade is an annual tradition, with it being a favorite among patients, staff and visitors.
“Motivation is huge for our patient’s recovery, so the more we can improve their spirit and morale, I think the better outcomes we’ll have with their mobility,” Lisa Hyde, the therapy supervisor, told the station.
Besides the holiday, Divine Canines, a nonprofit that trains therapy dogs, visits throughout the year.
Check out the video below: