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Feel Good Friday – Compassion Comes In Many Shapes


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  • Jen September 19, 2014, 8:14 am


  • Gail September 19, 2014, 8:24 am

    And I start my Friday with tears at this sweet video.

  • Dyan September 19, 2014, 10:13 am

    that was so cool…

    I think every hospital with kids should have a dog or cat wandering around…everyone feels better with an animals love…

    • hakayama September 19, 2014, 10:40 pm

      Great idea, but think of the realities of allergies and animal haters/phobics. Not to mention added risk of legal tangles.

  • just4kicks September 19, 2014, 10:52 am

    No….I am (sniffle) not crying….(sniffle)…..
    How beautiful they both are….. 🙂

  • Sam September 19, 2014, 11:20 am

    I’ve seen this before. And unfortunately, it’s been heavily edited to delete the portions that show that the child is consistently trying to remove himself from the dog’s touch. On the surface it’s a sweet, but it ignores the fact that the little boy is uncomfortable in favor of creating some “feel good” video about dogs and differently-abled children.

    • JC September 19, 2014, 7:44 pm

      Agreed. The dog is a sweetie doing its best, but I would rather see an adult up close to help the child to make some distance or to get away entirely.

    • hakayama September 19, 2014, 10:32 pm

      Me too… and no, the child did not seem to be receptive to contact with the dog. For one, it’s a large beastie. Then, dogs tend to move rather brusquely, and that is one reason I see why children take to cats much more readily.
      Nice try, video makers.

      • Lynne September 21, 2014, 8:44 am

        There are many great videos with large dogs and small children who take to one another wonderfully. This was not one of them.

    • Tanya September 22, 2014, 3:29 am

      Agreed that the child is trying to grt away from the dog… an adult showing the child how to pet would have been appropriate here. I remember being coached how to pet dogs before we got a pet at home. But no, the desire to create a sappy video trumped the child’s comfort and squelched a learning opportunity.

  • Silvia September 26, 2014, 6:53 pm

    Yes, I’ve seen this before and if I were there I would take the dog out of the situation or at least distract him. The dog is obviously a sweetheart who wants some attention or loving however he’s clearly making the poor boy uncomfortable. In the full version, the child keeps trying to push the dog away and trying to get away from him. How anybody finds that sweet is beyond me.