Everyone loves Miss Peanut, the therapy dog whose yearbook photo has gone viral

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).

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 then inspired others to share their own school therapy dogs’ yearbook photos.



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

Stacey Ritzen

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.