This story flashed across my phone the other day and I thought it was great. College can be stressful at times for young adults. Big exams, relationship trouble, and of course homesickness. So sometimes you just need a little something to calm you down.

Scooter is a trained therapy dog who is highly social. Not only has his presence helped those having a hard time, but students who miss their dogs from home get comfort out of spending time with this pooch. It seems like he’s a big hit on campus already.

I think this is a wonderful idea and hope it catches on at more schools. And I’m sort of surprised it hasn’t happened already. Sometimes just having a friendly dog around can lift the mood of everyone. Especially young adults going through their most formative years. Pet Partners has a nice summary of the importance of these dogs and the bonds they create with humans.