Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children welcoming first in-residence service animal

BOSTON (WHDH) - Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children welcomed its first full-time four-legged employee Wednesday.

Bob the Goldendoodle became the Floating Hospital for Children’s first full-time, in-residence community service dog on National Dog Day.

“As soon as we walked down the hallway, all of the families, kids, patients and staff light up with smiles,” Executive Director of Patient Care Mary Beth Williams said. “Even with everyone wearing masks, you can tell they are grinning ear to ear.”

Bob has his own vest and ID badge and knows just how to reach those who need his affection most.

The position was funded by the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation.

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