Because sometimes it's nice to remember the world isn't complete garbage, these are several heartwarming photos and a video of children participating in the Shelter Buddies Reading Program at a Missouri Humane Society. The program pairs children (after completing a 10-hour training program) with shy and fearful dogs waiting at the shelter for adoption so the children can practice their reading skills and calm the dogs simultaneously. Beautiful, right? I cried a little. Then when my boss walked by and asked if I was okay I told her I'm just really stressed out and was wondering if I could take a half-day. She just laughed and called me weak which is why I'm heading down to HR right now. "To get her fired?" What? No. Because people hardly ever use the bathroom on their floor and I want to take a nap without filling my lungs with 4 cubic feet of shit fumes.
Keep going for a couple more shots and the video.
Thanks to Elizabeth B, for reminding me there's still a glimmer of hope for the future.