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A page of a middle school yearbook has gone viral, with the image being widely shared on Facebook. The reason? One of the “students” among the seventh grade portraits on the page actually isn’t a student at all, but is no less a member of the school community. This special “student” happens to be a dog. A service dog, to be exact. She’s the constant companion of a young boy, so her position next to him in the yearbook makes total sense. And is also totally adorable.
According to Today, 14-year-old Seph Ware has a genetic disorder called Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a condition which gradually weakens the muscles. When he trips at school or drops items, his service dog Presley hurries to help him.
Seph’s father Joseph says Presley helps his son everyday. “The dog has been a real blessing. The dog has been great for Seph in every single way.”
Check them out, right next to each other in the yearbook.
The staff and students all know Presley by name and it was yearbook adviser Sonya Hogg who made sure to include her photo along with the rest of the seventh-graders. Hogg says, “She’s part of our student body. She goes everywhere Seph goes. She knows exactly what to do in each teacher’s class. She knows where to go, she’s quiet, she’s still. She never bothers or disrupts anyone.”