The Coronavirus pandemic has made hospitals around the world busier than they usually are on a typical day. Because of this, things like therapy dog visits, have been temporarily suspended to make room for the staff to focus on those who have been affected by the virus. However, there are still some therapy doggies who are trying to give a helping paw in their own special way. One of these pooches is a two-year-old Rottweiler known as Dogtor Loki.
One of the ways that therapy dog Loki and his owner Caroline Benzel thought to help patients who have been stuck in the hospital during this pandemic is to set up remote visits. Since they aren’t allowed to visit them in person at the moment, the pooch goes on Facetime with them just to show them that they are still thought about by the pooch.
These remote interactions have been a great help to patients undergoing other types of medical treatment and often feel alone since all their relatives and friends are in lockdown. Even seeing a friendly face of this Dogtor has helped brighten up their day.
Another way that this duo has been able to help others is the special gifts that they have been giving to health care workers. Seeing how hard it is for nurses and orderlies to keep wearing their facemasks all day, they came up with ‘hero healing kits.’ These kits comprise of things such as vaseline, gum, chapstick, and even coffee or tea packets.
These little care packages come with a picture of Loki smiling up at them, along with a small thank you note for all that they are doing during these hard times. The duo has already been able to distribute over fourteen hundred of these kits and hope to give out more in the future. Check out this video to know more about the story:
Source: Youtube | Good Morning America