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Therapy dogs are becoming an increasingly common sight at schools across the country, thanks to a variety of benefits including reducing students’ stress and helping their social and cognitive development. And as these animals are becoming more and more part of the classroom experience, that means they have also been popping up in school yearbooks.
Take Miss Peanut, for example, who has become quite the sensation after making her Twitter debut yesterday, when her yearbook photo was posted by Tinker Elle (@elle91).
THEY PUT OUR SCHOOL'S THERAPY DOG IN THE YEARBOOK pic.twitter.com/FYHMMcqddB— Tinker Elle (@elle91) May 29, 2018
With over 100,000 likes and 23,000 retweets in less than 24 hours, everyone could more or less agree that Miss Peanut is indeed a very, very fine doggo.
MISS PEANUT— darth™ (@darth) May 29, 2018
She is The Goodest Girl.— Tinker Elle (@elle91) May 29, 2018
And the Bestest. Goodest and Bestest Girl.— ndweiss (@11tulips) May 30, 2018
Therapy Dog? That’s like the coolest occupation anyone can ever have! Good Doggo https://t.co/HlzJhrewsF— CC (@Fuckrapp_) May 30, 2018
miss peanut does great work https://t.co/xOb3TWZjSR— sierra (@SierraHouk) May 30, 2018
Miss Peanut then inspired others to share their own school therapy dogs’ yearbook photos.
My daughter’s middle school has Stanley. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/stmbolWKg8— Jennifer Levering (@JengyBowserMD) May 29, 2018
Clark Kent, the therapy dog at my son’s school, has his picture in the yearbook too & it’s pretty amazing. pic.twitter.com/f96y0VwluC— Kauai0604 (@Kauai0604) May 30, 2018
Mine did the same! pic.twitter.com/PMmfJgCAxx— Keith Willingham (@Willinghamak1) May 30, 2018
MY SCHOOL DID THIS TOO!!! here’s our boy Bear pic.twitter.com/NJV0Wc7Pvv— ♻️ (@buzytown) May 30, 2018
Unrelated to therapy doggos, one Twitter user had a spinoff idea the world needs.
In another recent instance of a school doggo that went viral—a corgi named Banjo who belonged to a teacher—the point was made that if anything, schools could use less guns and more pups. In these turbulent and scary times where students are taking their lives into their own hands just by going to class, this is a sentiment we couldn’t agree with more.
Stacey Ritzen is a reporter and editor based in West Philadelphia with over 10 years' experience covering pop culture, web culture, entertainment, and news. You can follow her on Twitter @staceyritzen.