One adorable pup learned hard work pays off.
Griffin, a Golden Retriever service dog, was given an honorary diploma by Clarkson University during a December recognition ceremony. Griffin earned his degree by being of service to student and owner Brittany Hawley, who received her master’s degree in occupational therapy.
Hawley, who uses the aid of a wheelchair and is in chronic pain, relied on Griffin for many tasks during her years at the university, including opening doors, picking up items and turning on lights. Griffin received his training through the paws4prisons program, which teaches inmates how to train and care for service animals.
Twitter is in love.
Congratulations Griffin on receiving this auspicious award & for helping Brittany achieve her master's degree! She couldn't have done it without you! You & other service dogs perform countless tasks to make your owner's lives easier. God bless you!
— Thomas Ian Russell (@ThomasIanRusse5) December 18, 2018
@jamieheatherr That's the kind of news I want to see 😍😭
— Julien Bélanger (@julienbel8) December 18, 2018
Congrats Hawley & Griffin! And applause to @ClarksonUniv for recognizing Griffin’s work with purpose. 🐾🐾
— Wahlpaperbee (@wahlpaperbee) December 18, 2018
The BEST boy. Congrats to both!
— Jeannette Jenkins (@NetTheJet) December 18, 2018
Griffin deserved it
— lord of misrule (@ColtonColtoff) December 18, 2018
That is a well deserved degree. He showed up to class every day with good spirits and a waggy tail.
— Michelle (@mshannonTWEET) December 18, 2018
Aw, congrats to the goodest little scholar there's ever been! 😍
— Johnny Keller (@nottere) December 18, 2018
— AP Oddities (@AP_Oddities) December 18, 2018
Love this! Dogs are truly amazing creatures!!
— Katherine (@KatLGomes) December 18, 2018
Congratulations to both!!
— LINQ (@911_please_hold) December 18, 2018
Congratulations to Griffin and Hawley for a job well done!