'A distraction from reality': Comfort dogs bring peace to Boston victims 

(Photo Courtesy Lutheran Church Charities)

Of all the traits that make dogs special, here’s one of the best: They don’t judge you when you cry.

For that reason, specially trained therapy dogs deployed by Lutheran Church Charities are making bedside visits to dozens of hospitalized victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Many patients are responding mightily to the one-on-one doses of canine comfort.

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