Sometimes, you just need a hug from someone who you know loves you unconditionally... and is warm and fuzzy to boot!
The Lutheran Church Charities' K-9 Parish Comfort Dogs will be heading to Boston soon as well. The golden retrievers were brought to Newtown, Conn., to provide comfort to people of the community after the shootings. "Dogs are nonjudgmental. They are loving. They are accepting of anyone. It creates the atmosphere for people to share," said church president Tim Hetzner.
I can't think of a better dog for that work than a golden retriever.