This is the adorably funny moment a new K-9 comfort dog fell asleep through all of his swearing-in ceremony.
“He plays really hard and he sleeps really hard,” Officer Keith Medeiros, Brody’s the K9’s handler, told The Dodo.
“When he’s not playing, he’s sleeping, which is kind of tough because he sleeps a lot.”
Officer Medeiros suggested adding a therapy dog to the force instead of the planned narcotics or bomb-sniffing dogs.
Then the 12-week-old K9, Brody, came along and joined Medeiros as his new partner.
“You want him to be exposed to as many people as possible, and I try to do that while practicing social distancing.”
“People are really stressed, especially in law enforcement. Just by walking in the police department with Brody, people immediately smile, they immediately get into a better place.”
It seems like Brody came along at the perfect time, “They want to pet him, want to hug him and it’s just a really good thing.”
Then came the day of his swearing-in ceremony, Brody woke up early as he was so excited, and ended up showing his new colleagues just how relaxed he was.
“We put him down on the desk and he was just so comfortable that he lay down and fell asleep.”
Here’s the adorable video of Brody snoozing:
The clip above was shared on the Bristol, R.I. Police Department’s Facebook page and has since been viewed over 900k times!