The mental and emotional health of critically ill patients is equally important as their physical health is to doctors and nurses at the University of California, San Francisco.
That's why they've hired Duke Ellington Morris, a therapy cat, to bring a little joy to those whose battle has been the toughest emotionally and spiritually.
Little Duke is happy to be pushed around on a plastic cart and greeted by his adoring fans. In fact, for him, it isn't work at all! Instead, he gets a tour of his most adoring fans complete with ear scratches and belly rubs!
Just look at the joy on the faces of this critically ill patient and the staff that care for him when Duke arrives!