A destructive tornado touched down in Moore, Oklahoma last Monday which left a two-mile swath of devastation and grief. Bud amidst the sadness, there is hope. Four golden retrievers that are known as “comfort dogs” piled into a van and headed off from Illinois to Moore on a mission. These four dogs are part of the Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dogs program. According to the Fox 32 News, the golden retrievers and six dogs from other cities will remain in Moore for one week.
Why are these dogs such miracle workers? It’s simple — it’s hard to be sad or lonely when petting a friendly dog. LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry President, Tim Hetzner, told CBS that dogs are “confidential, they don’t keep notes and they’re good listeners.”