Meet Norbert! The Tiny & Adorable Therapy Dog Helping Sick Kids

The Doctors have a very special visitor who helping to make the lives of sick kids a little better.

The one and only Norbert, the 3-pound therapy dog, who is known for his doggie high-fives, joins ER physician Dr. Travis Stork and Plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon on the panel along with his owner Julie.

With close to a million followers on social media, the tiny guy is doing very important work with sick patients in need of a little furry friend who can make them smile. He and Julie volunteer at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles as part of their Amerman Family Foundation Dog Therapy Program.

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Dr. Ordon notes that even something as simple a high-five from Norbert can have lasting effects on a patient.

“Science shows that high-five right there just helped your blood pressure, your stress levels, your anxiety and you just can’t help but smile,” he says after Norbert high-fives Dr. Stork.

Julie explains that Norbert, who works with the organization Pet Partners, underwent a series of evaluations and she had to pass a test as his handler for him to become a registered therapy dog.

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Find out more information about Children's Hospital Los Angeles Amerman Family Foundation Dog Therapy Program, here! Norbert is also available as a plush toy and has partnered with Toys For Tots to donate one plush toy to kids in need for every toy sold. Find out how you can get a plush version of Norbert, here!

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