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Therapy dogs have a tough but vital role: They help people.

It's a testament to the power of dogs that their mere presence can still evoke smiles in the starkest of situations. Whatever sadness was there before vanishes, even if briefly, replaced by the genuine and simple joy of petting a dog.

The Daily Distraction is your Internet break from reality. Whether you’re eating lunch at your desk or avoiding high school exes on Facebook, you might just laugh, say “aaahhh” or not believe what you just watched.