All the healthcare workers spending hours treating ailing patients and sometimes watching people die in front of their eyes would agree that it’s one of the most taxing jobs. And we all know that dogs are the best therapists when it comes to relieving our stress and anxiety.
Probably that’s why The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center decided to hire a doggo whose only job is to go around greeting other employees while they work.
Twitter user Shari Dunaway, a Neurology Resident Physician by profession, shared pics of the cutie-patootie stating how her hospital employed the furball named Shiloh.
My hospital hired an employee whose only job is to go around saying hi to other employees while they work pic.twitter.com/WWXNeEiWne
— Shari Dunaway, MD (@ShariDunawayMD) November 20, 2020
And within no time, her thoughtful post went viral. Soon, people across the globe started sharing pictures of their workplace animals who help them destress.
Take a look:
We also have our hospital dog in the Philippines. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/OhgPZj3bq6
— Thessa Jil Cloma Monera (@ieatjillybeans) November 20, 2020
We had a Fox 🦊 he’d fallen out of the ceiling though , does this count 🙂 pic.twitter.com/Sb9d8m8sEr
— julie smith (@juliesmith75) November 20, 2020
Wearing PPE we check IT skills and test out the pill pots! All up to CQC standards … honest pic.twitter.com/NHSMm2BBsE
— Pooches (@Pooches20781922) November 20, 2020
We miss being able to give cuddles to our doctor friends! Our hospital put us on leave back in March 😢 pic.twitter.com/CxaLdMmqkK
— Washo (@W4sh0) November 20, 2020
Their badges get me every time! 🐾 pic.twitter.com/FruFlIwi4Z
— Shannon Garvey, MS (@garveysha) November 20, 2020
We have 30+ at our hospital and they are finally coming back!!! I saw them leaving a training session the other day 🥺 pic.twitter.com/g1xDLX2lwP
— SP (@pubhealthdarlng) November 20, 2020
We have one who works for the police department, but she visits the ED regularly for snuggles and kisses. 🖤 pic.twitter.com/JgfbbEFyFm
— Alana Kinrich, MD (@AlanaKinrich) November 20, 2020
We used to have feline residents in the nursing home, but COVID kicked them out 😢 pic.twitter.com/a7Za3cntOl
— nurseK (@nursekaylea) November 21, 2020
Welcome to the working world, we should form a Union pic.twitter.com/aogw85hMrJ
— Poppy Jingles Staff Welfare Hound Chaplaincy (@poppy_hound) November 20, 2020
Some of Stanford Hospital’s finest: pic.twitter.com/3CyuNQZSCb
— Danielle Burchett, PhD (@prof_burchett) November 20, 2020
— David Rouselle (@DRouselle) November 20, 2020
— Sarah Vaughn (@SarahFayVaughn) November 21, 2020
I am a nurse my dog and I volunteer on my weekends off but currently Covid prevents us. Dogs can’t be petted. My boy doesn’t understand that restriction. pic.twitter.com/FkDDE9K6qs
— WEAR a MASK for a grandma (@mummemj) November 21, 2020
Apparently, there have been multiple instances when people hired dogs to relax. Well, apart from their brilliant sense of smell, dogs can also definitely sense if you’re not doing well. And just a 5-minute cuddle with the pooches helps a lot!