Every year, students and staff at schools around the country line up to have their yearbook photos taken. And at a small elementary school in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Rowdy the service dog is also included in the fun.
I’m a school photographer and we got to take a service dog’s picture for the yearbook today ??? pic.twitter.com/HtryGOvafI
— Jillian Christine (@JillEngel_) October 3, 2018
“It’s his third year appearing in the yearbook,” said Monique Chaffin, mother of 10-year-old Daegan Welch, whom Rowdy accompanies to school every day.
“It’s the first year I didn’t have to order retakes for him,” Chaffin added. “It’s like having another kid — you want to make sure his pictures come out nice.”
School photographer Jill Engel posted the photo of the adorable shoot at M.J. Kaufman Elementary last week — and people went wild for Rowdy and his bow tie.
HIS LIL BOW IM SOBBING
— alma ||-// TOMORROW (@Iovelydnp) October 6, 2018
This is the sweetest angel I’ve ever seen what an absolute angel creature thank you so much for sharing this
— Ben (@Buncahn) October 6, 2018
The most handsome of them all!
— Yulz (@yulz_jp) October 5, 2018
Rowdy serves as a diabetic alert dog for Daegan. He’s trained to alert the young student when her blood sugar spikes or dips too low.
The two have become inseparable in the four years they’ve been together.