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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 03:49 AM

A therapy dog brings comfort to ER doctors on the frontlines [View all]

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/26/health/therapy-dog-er-doctor-trnd-wellness/index.html


Susan Ryan and Wynn.

By Amanda Jackson, CNN

Updated 0706 GMT (1506 HKT) March 26, 2020

(CNN) Heroes come in all shapes and sizes -- this one just happens to have four legs and a furry coat.

Wynn, a service dog in training, is bringing joy and comfort to the medical staff on the front lines of the coronovirus fight in Denver.

The one-year-old yellow Labrador serves up cuddles to health care workers who need a much needed mental break from the emergency room at Rose Medical Center.

Wynn is no stranger to the medical staff, as she's being trained by Susan Ryan, an emergency physician at the hospital.

Ryan shared an image of the two of them on Sunday. In it, the doctor is seen wearing a face shield and a mask while sitting on the floor of the hospital petting Wynn.

"I saw Wynn coming back in from being walked outside," Ryan told CNN. "I just slumped down on the floor and said 'can I just have a minute with her'?'"

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I love the pups!

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