The authorities at San Francisco International Airport developed the “wag brigade,” a series of therapy animals not for people on planes, but for those waiting in the terminal. The program is designed to give people a bit of relief from the stress and aggravation of air travel.
While not able to wag, exactly, one member of the brigade is stealing the show.
Five-year old therapy pig LiLou, a Juliana Pig, is making the rounds and definitely capturing the attention of passengers. LiLou and her owner, Tatyana Danilova, stroll through the airport greeting passengers, posing for selfies, and generally providing welcome relief from the stress of travel.
“People are very happy to get distracted from the travel, from their routines, whether they’re flying on their journey for vacation or work. Everybody is usually very happy and it makes them pause for a second and smile and be like, ‘oh, it’s great.’”
And don’t worry about “accidents.” Like all animals in the wag brigade, LiLou is house-trained.