Woman Sneaks A Dog Disguised As A Baby Into The Hospital To Help Someone In Need

Medicine is the best medicine, but being around our loved ones is probably the second best medicine (sorry, laughter). Shelby Hennick, a 21-year-old veterinary technician from California knows that's true, and that's why she pulled off a perfect con to sneak her grandma's dog into a hospital for a visit.

Shelby told BuzzFeed about the scheme. She was on her way to visit her grandma, Dona, when her mom called with a brilliant ideaβ€”to bring Dona's beloved pup, Patsy, by for a visit.

This Woman Dressed Her Grandma's Dog as a Baby to Sneak It Into the Hospital
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"I just happened to be passing my grandma's house when she called, so of course I was gonna do it," she told BuzzFeed.

Shelby hid Patsy under a blanket like a baby and successfully snuck her past security and into the hospital.

This Woman Dressed Her Grandma's Dog as a Baby to Sneak It Into the Hospital
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Dona loved the surprise (naturally) and Twitter went nuts when Shelby shared the sweet story.

This Woman Dressed Her Grandma's Dog as a Baby to Sneak It Into the Hospital
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Several people even shared their own stories of sneaking pets in to visit sick friends and family members:

While hospitals have their pet policies for a reason, and we can't advocate breaking the rules yourself, stories like this do make us wish hospitals could revisit these policies and schedule some pet-friendly visiting hours too.

Has a pet brought someone you loved a little extra comfort when they needed it? Tell us all about it in the comment section!