A lady from Australia is impressing lots of people on social media with a video of her service dog saving her during a panic attack.
Hayley Martin lives in Sydney, Australia. She has autism and sometimes has really bad panic attacks. These attacks used to be very dangerous for her, but now she has a special dog named Marley who helps her a lot.
Hayley and Marley met in May 2018, and Marley has made a big difference in her mental health. In 2019, Hayley said, “This dog has saved my life. He’s become my service dog. He’s made me more independent and given me my life back.”
Marley is quick to notice when Hayley is having a panic attack. He does things to calm her down and keep her safe. Hayley shared a video on Facebook showing Marley helping her during one of these moments.
In the video, you can see Hayley getting more and more upset. She scratches and hits her legs to try to calm down, but Marley does something special. He puts his paw on her hand, even though Hayley tries to push him away. Eventually, he jumps on her lap to give her a “forced hug” and licks away her tears. Hayley still seems upset, but she starts to feel better and hugs Marley.
Hayley wrote, “I’m so thankful to have this boy every single day. It was hard to share this video because it’s more serious than the others.
But I want to show people how much dogs can help.” It’s a beautiful bond between them, and it teaches us all about the caring and support animals can give, even when we push them away.