Of all the traits that make dogs special, here’s one of the best: They don’t judge you when you cry.
For that reason, specially trained therapy dogs deployed by Lutheran Church Charities are making bedside visits to dozens of hospitalized victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Many patients are responding mightily to the one-on-one doses of canine comfort.
Tales of hope abound in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, and even four-legged workers are pitching in to provide relief (and cuddles) to those in need. Throughout the week, the Boston community can count on canine comfort from five specially-trained golden retrievers deployed by Lutheran Church Charities in Addison, Ill.
The episode from which this clip hails, “Sister of the Bride,” aired January 12, 1991. Twenty-two years ago, and Sophia Petrillo, arguably the least earnest of The Golden Girls, states with simplicity what should be a manifest truth and yet still isn’t considered as such: people in love should be able to honor that love with a legal commitment.
“Everyone wants someone to grow old with, and shouldn’t everyone have that chance?”