Norbert the Therapy Dog will warm your heart the second you see him
Meet Norbert, a special little dog with the ability to spread love and smiles wherever he goes.
As a registered therapy dog, he visits patients in health care settings and even helps teach children how to read. He’s also a legit social media star, with over 135,000 followers on Instagram and nearly 200,000 on Facebook, because just looking at him will give you heart eyes for life.
Norbert is a rescue dog. His pet mom Julie adopted him after finding him on PetFinder.com. He was the only puppy in his litter, so she likes to say he’s a one of a kind dog. Norbert is also tiny. Super tiny, TBH. He weighs three pounds and stands at only seven inches tall. (Oh, the cuteness!) But there’s a lot of love packed into his adorably-small frame.
It’s easy to see why he’s so popular with the people he visits in his role as a therapy dog. I mean, look at that face. JUST LOOK AT IT.
Plus, his high five game is strong. (And might we say, it’s also adorable?) On Facebook, Norbert says, “To me, the high-five represents the positive power of the human-animal connection.” We couldn’t agree more.
Seriously, Norbert is so famous for his high five that sometimes he even wears a t-shirt with a picture of himself on it high-fiving. That is pretty much the definition of epic.
On his Facebook page, Norbert also says, “As a registered therapy dog, I am often reminded that not everyone is able to give high-fives. For those friends, I enjoy connecting in other meaningful ways, like a soft touch or a little kiss.”
Sometimes that connection can be as simple as making someone laugh. And guess what…Norbert rocks at that, too.
We love that this special dog spends his time helping people and spreading joy and unconditional love. Pictures like this give us all the feels.
When Norbert isn’t busy visiting hospital patients, he spends his time doing things like starring in his own series of children’s books.
Or reenacting scenes from classic Disney movies. (Remember this from Lady and the Tramp? Of course you do.)
But no matter what Norbert is doing, he does it in style, like that time he rocked the nerd look.
Or the time he bought Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle slippers.
And he always take time to stop and smell the roses.
Keep up the good work, Norbert! Because no one does adorable quite like you do.
(All images via Norbert’s Facebook page.)