Awwww: Children Reading To Shelter Dogs To Improve Their Reading Skills, Calm Shy And Fearful Dogs

February 25, 2016

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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.

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Thanks to Elizabeth B, for reminding me there's still a glimmer of hope for the future.

  • Oswaldo Parra

    Looks like a prison's visit room.

  • dx_xb

    Those bitches are just looking at the pictures!!

  • Emmitt Morgans

    That's not nice to call them bitches, they're being nice and reading to dogs!

    And they're just kids!

  • Bubbubsky

    Libraries also do this. For example, I know of at least one that has the shelter animals actually brought into the library, where the kids then read to them.

  • TheQiwiMan

    No way, this is where I got my dog! Her name is Daisy and she is an adorable black lab mix. We've have had her for about a year now, wonder if she was there when this happened.

  • Richard H Sanford

    "There's still a glimmer of hope for the future."
    Indeed.

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