Sometimes all you need is a little tender love and care and that's what one pup is trying to give local patients in the hospital.
Jitters and her handler Mary Sours visited kids in the pediatric clinic Tuesday.
It's part of an animal assisted therapy program at the East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU.
Sours tells us the two see patients all the time and try and have as much fun as possible.
Last week Jitters even got her nails painted by a patient who needed a pick me up.
While Sours is a nurse at the hospital, she volunteers her time for the therapy program and says they're always looking for more people and dogs to get involved.