Often, the animals are used to ease anxiety, reduce feelings of loneliness, and even lower blood pressure.

They’re trained to ensure a person feels comfortable and have been proven to increase serotonin levels in humans. The therapy dogs in this children’s hospital in Italy seem to be no exception. The picture, posted on Facebook by Rick Crouthamel, shows a line of therapy dogs waiting outside the rooms of the children they’ve come to comfort.
In the caption, Rick wrote that the sight was “the most wonderful thing” he’d seen today. We’re inclined to agree.