Therapy dogs help Parkland school survivors cope

Survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting returned to class on Wednesday for the first time since the massacre and were greeted with therapy dogs. 

'Today our therapy dogs welcomed the students back to school,' tweeted the Humane Society of Broward County, along with photos of the students with the stress-relieving canines inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

'They participated in classes all day, made lots of new friends and provided unconditional love and comfort,' the agency said, using the hashtag #MSDStrong.

'It's an honor to be part of the comfort and healing process at MSD with their amazing students, principal and faculty.'

Survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting returned to class on Wednesday for the first time since the massacre and were greeted with therapy dogs

Survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting returned to class on Wednesday for the first time since the massacre and were greeted with therapy dogs

'Today our therapy dogs welcomed the students back to school,' tweeted the Humane Society of Broward County, along with photos of the students with the stress-relieving canines inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

'Today our therapy dogs welcomed the students back to school,' tweeted the Humane Society of Broward County, along with photos of the students with the stress-relieving canines inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

According to the Humane Society, therapy dogs 'work with a handler to provide affection and comfort to members of the public'

According to the Humane Society, therapy dogs 'work with a handler to provide affection and comfort to members of the public'

The students seemed to a big fan of the gesture, posting pictures with the pups on social media.

'My first period class with our borrowed therapy dog, Woody,' tweeted student Sarah Lerner.

According to the Humane Society, therapy dogs 'work with a handler to provide affection and comfort to members of the public.' 

This includes spending time with kids at libraries or schools and visiting people in hospitals and nursing homes.  

The students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School seemed to a big fan of the gesture, posting pictures with the pups on social media

The students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School seemed to a big fan of the gesture, posting pictures with the pups on

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