Cooper the German shepherd, a trained therapy dog, recently visited the University of Connecticut to help students stay calm during their exam period.
And one sophomore physiology and neurobiology major, Kelsey Anderson, was particularly moved by the his presence in the library's lobby.
"I don't know why, because I'm not much of a crier, but I just started sobbing," Anderson told The Dodo. "Then the dog came right over to me and started licking my face. I wrapped my arms around him, and it was a very nice moment."
A video posted to Facebook shows Anderson's tearful interaction with Cooper.