When Wynn was around two months old, Ryan started training her and regularly brings her to the hospital for patient visits. 

Photo: Facebook/Rose Medical Center
Wynn, a service dog in training, brought happiness and solace to the medical staff on the front lines of the novel coronavirus fight in Denver, Colorado.

The yellow Labrador serves up cuddles to healthcare workers. During these difficult times, the doctors and nurses need a necessary mental break from the emergency room at Rose Medical Center.

The one-year-old dog was being trained by Susan Ryan, the emergency physician at the hospital. That's the reason Wynn is no stranger to the medical staff.

Ryan recently shared an adorable snap of herself and Wynn. In the photo, the physician is seen wearing a face shield and a mask. She's sitting on the hospital floor petting Wynn.

"I saw Wynn coming back in from being walked outside," Ryan said in an interview with CNN. "I just slumped down on the floor and said 'can I just have a minute with her'?'"

Before getting some quality time with Wynn, she had just finished with a patient and cleaned up.


Photo: Facebook/Rose Medical Center
"Seeing stuff and hearing stuff that you can't unsee has an impact on you. That's where the dogs come in," Ryan explained. "When you are in the presence of the dog and petting them you are taking a moment to ground yourself at that present time."

Currently, Wynn is in training to become an assistance dog with CCI, a non-profit that gives these creatures free of charge to those out of luck.

Ryan said that this isn't the first time Wynn comforting people. When Wynn was around two months old, Ryan started training her and regularly brings her to the hospital for patient visits.

The hospital workers are required to wash up before playing with Wynn. They can play with the dog inside her office. Ryan said it had been the most brilliant part of their day.




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