Comfort dogs lift spirits in grieving Orlando community

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Comfort Dogs Provide Hope to Survivors of Orlando Shooting

As the nation mourns the massacre in Orlando, a charity group hopes to bring happiness back into the area with the help of some four-legged friends.

Lutheran Church Charities sent 12 therapy dogs and their handlers to comfort survivors and their families.

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The pups come from several states -- Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.

Many of them are so famous for their heroic acts that they have their own Facebook pages.

They are invited around the country to cheer up people affected by horrendous acts and circumstances like the shooting at Sandy Hook and the Boston bombing.

The dogs are currently deployed at The Center in Orlando, where people are flocking to find solace in their silly smiles, resilient spirits and slobbery kisses.

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