Therapy dogs brought in to destress airline travelers

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Some furry friends are visiting Newark Liberty International Airport this week to help destress frazzled airline passengers.

The “United Paws Program” is back for its fourth year at the airport.

Service dogs will be roaming the terminals for the next few days while holiday travel is at its peak. Passengers are welcome to come pet or spend time with the dogs.

The dogs are trained to help people relax.

“It's just a feel-good moment. As I like to say, we may not be saving lives, but sometimes putting a smile on people's faces is enough to help them out during…a stressful time,” says Creature Comfort Pet Therapy volunteer Erick Spronck.

The event ends Saturday at 5 p.m.

Go HERE for more extended video of the therapy dogs.

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