Golden retriever puppy joins nursing home’s staff to spread cheer: ‘we’ve seen a lot of smiles’

Gracie is a golden retriever for those in their golden years of adulthood.

In March, the 3-month-old golden retriever puppy started making regular visits to the Good Samaritan Society – Scotland, a retirement and assisted living facility in Scotland, South Dakota.

The pup’s role at the facility is to “bring happiness and joy to residents and staff,” the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society wrote in a March 14 Facebook post about “the center’s new pet.”

Gracie has been doing a great job so far. She nabbed the role thanks to her owner Pam Stewart, the social services manager of the Good Samaritan Society – Scotland. According to ABC News, shortly after bringing Gracie home, Stewart started taking the puppy to work with her.