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The residents of Newtown, Connecticut were greeted this week by a group of furry friends.

About 10 golden retrievers from the Chicago area Saturday, as Lutheran Church Charities in that city thought the canines could provide some level of comfort for those affected by last week’s horrendous shooting.

“Dogs are nonjudgmental. They are loving. They are accepting of anyone,” said Tim Hetzner, the organization’s president. “It creates the atmosphere for people to share.”

Kendall Jenner Lounges With Her Dog

The dogs attended the interfaith gathering on Sunday night and listened to the President Obama Newtown speech, as community members spent time with the animals in silence.

Yesterday, they stopped by local schools and befriended children still trying to process all that went down last Thursday.