A care home nurse was reportedly brought to tears after seeing a police puppy bring joy to an elderly patient.
Daisy, an 11-week-old police puppy, was brought to Surbiton’s Star and Garter care home in London by Kingston Police, Mashable reports. They brought the puppy in to meet residents as part of a presentation on scams and crime prevention.
After the presentation, Daisy was taken upstairs to meet some residents who were unable to go downstairs due to impaired mobility. One resident, Muriel, reacted to Daisy in a way that surprised her nurses.
“Muriel has been at the Star & Garter for a few months now and the nurses say she is normally very quiet and doesn’t show much emotion,” Kingston police wrote in a post on their Facebook page on Oct. 23. “However when Daisy was placed on her lap in bed she lit up and gave us a big smile!”
In the Facebook post, the police department said that Muriel’s reaction to Daisy reduced her nurse to tears.
Sergeant Tony Marshall added that the touching moment was, “something I will remember for the rest of my life.”