I didn't need science to tell me this. Trinity is my BFF and she's been broadcasting with me for the past three days, she considers it her job.
Maggie O’Haire, associate professor of human-animal interaction in the Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine, says:
"During a time when many people are practicing social distancing from their human support networks, animal companionship may be an increasingly important source of social support,” O’Haire says. “Evidence from the field of human-animal interaction highlights the often profound capacity of pets to provide interaction, joy and comfort."