Service Dog Takes World's Cutest Yearbook Photo

Presley and 7th-grader Seph Ware are inseparable
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted May 6, 2016 2:48 PM CDT
Service Dog Takes World's Cutest Yearbook Photo
Presley and Seph Ware: inseparable in school, inseparable in the yearbook   (Facebook)

The cutest yearbook photo ever was just taken by Presley at Good Hope Middle School in Louisiana. In fairness to everyone else's not-quite-as-cute yearbook photos, Presley is a 5-year-old golden doodle. She's also a service dog for seventh-grader Joseph "Seph" Ware, who was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy when he was 3 years old, reports. Presley has been attending class with Seph for a few years, so it only seemed right for the school to give the dog her own yearbook photo, right next to Seph's. "Seph says that it took about 10 minutes to get Presley to look at the camera—and who knows how many shots," his mother, Lori Watkins-Ware says.

Presley's yearbook photo went viral, and Ware says Seph is his having his "15 minutes of fame," Good Morning America reports. Though she tells Fox News her family can't believe all the attention the photo is getting. “It’s humbling," Ware says. "I’m glad Presley is making the world happy.” Presley helps Seph with everything from turning on light switches to opening doors. Now Seph is returning the favor. Ware says other students have been asking Presley to sign their yearbooks, so Seph helpfully draws a paw print for her. (More uplifting news stories.)

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