Meet LiLou, The First-Ever Airport Therapy Pig Who Helps Calm Travelers’ Nerves

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I’m sure you’ve seen or heard of there being therapy dogs at airports for travelers to pet while they’re waiting for their flights; but I bet you’ve never seen a therapy pig before!

Meet LiLou, the first-ever airport therapy pig. She’s a Julianna pig who works at the San Francisco International Airport, and enjoys dressing up and performing little tricks for travelers. She loves greeting people with her snout or a wave, twirling and standing up on her back hooves, and playing a toy piano with a bow afterward.

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She is a member of SFO’s “Wag Brigade,” and Animal Assisted Therapy program. The program recruits dogs, cats, and other animals to roam airports to comfort travelers who may be stressed out.

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“It’s wonderful to witness the surprise and delight that LiLou brings to people during therapy visits,” Dr. Jennifer Henley, SF SPCA Animal Assisted Therapy manager, said in a news release from SFO.

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Traveling, especially during the holidays, can be very stressful. But coming across this cute little piggy at the airport is sure to brighten your day and ease your worries!

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Growing up, Ashley always had a passion for writing. After receiving her Bachelor's in Journalism from Stony Brook University, she now uses that passion to write about the thing she loves most in this world: animals! When she isn't writing, you can find her curled up on the couch with a kindle in her hands and her Guinea Pigs on her lap.