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 idea—to bring Dona's beloved pup, Patsy, by for a visit.
"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.
Dona loved the surprise (naturally) and Twitter went nuts when Shelby shared the sweet story.
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!