Promoting literacy is a crucial element to the development of a child. And while being urged to read by Hannibal Lecter may do the trick, another method has taken Florida, Georgia, and parts of Tennessee by storm (all the while wishing this service was provided when I was a kid):


READing Paws
brings therapy dogs into classrooms, and kids are urged to sit and read to their furry friends. And, of course, the dogs listen closely, often even lulled into sleep by their personal storytellers.

Luckily, the Orlando Sentinel visited a nearby school, where the students get to read books to Hector the Sheltie, leaving us to decide which is cuter: a dog browsing a children's book or a kid sounding out words as the pup burrows into his side?

We may never know.