Girl Graduates With Service Dog, Melts Hearts

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A young woman and her service dog melted hearts across the web when they showed up to her college graduation in matching caps and gowns.

The cute graduate, who received her diploma in a wheelchair accompanied by her pooch, became the talk of the University of Illinois - and Reddit:

  • Girl Graduates With Service Dog
  • Service Dog at Graduation

The photo was taken at Saturday's convocation ceremony of the College of Applied Health Sciences, and is basically all that is right with the world.

"This is my service dog, Hero, after we graduated with our Master's degrees at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign," she wrote in a caption.

Yes, after WE graduated. That's not just sweet, she swears he earned it!

The aptly-named chocolate pup is as useful as he is cute, apprently.

"Hero knows over forty commands to assist me," she added.

"He loves to retrieve objects for my like envelopes, pens, my crutches, etc. He also turns off the lights, opens doors, and he pulls me in my wheelchair up ramps!"

"I couldn't have gone to college without him."

Congratulations, graduate(s)!

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