Weary Travelers are Comforted by the Most Surprising Visitors

At an airport in Los Angeles, a new type of dog was being used. The dogs weren't there for protection or bomb detection; instead, the dogs were there to comfort weary travelers!


Volunteers at LAX launched Pets Unstressing Passengers (PUPs) to cheer up the many stressed people they saw go through the airport every day. If you're on a business trip, visiting family or even on vacation, sometimes the stress of traveling can take everything out of you.


"You can literally feel the stress levels drop, people start smiling, strangers start talking to each other and everybody walks away feeling really, really good," said the organizer of PUPs.


The dogs are trained to interact with strangers and wear bright red vests sporting the words "Pet Me!" on them. 

As the dogs pass by, smiles spread to the faces of adults and children alike!


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