Dolphins and other animals, especially dogs and horses, have been willing healers when they work with people with disabilities, the elderly, and sick.

No matter what the naysayers say, people whose lives have been touched by a therapy animal have reported temporary and even lasting benefits, especially improvement in mood disorders, as studies show.

For those suffering from emotional pain, hugging, touching, and talking to animal can be a step towards healing.

When Laura (who has been on the “receiving” end of animal assisted therapy) sent us this video, we were delighted. Here, a diver helps to heal a dolphin. Uplifting and touching, this video is an 8 minute glimpse into another world, one where a dolphin seeks help from humans.