A young woman and her dog are causing a stir at the College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois.
This photo (below) went viral after it was posted on Reddit.com by tcjones54. It shows the graduate at her graduation ceremony in a wheelchair with her dog, both wearing a cap and gown.
A day after the first photo went viral the young woman wrote on Imgur.com, “This is my service dog, Hero, after we graduated with our Master's degrees at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.”
She continued on Reddit.com, "Hero knows over forty commands to assist me. ….He loves to retrieve objects for my like envelopes, pens, my crutches, etc. He also turns off the lights, opens doors, and he pulls me in my wheelchair up ramps! I couldn't have gone to college without him."