"Murray came to the hospital 3 years ago through a grant from the family of a sick child worth thousands of dollars. The family wanted to create a "pet therapy" program, and it continues today through new and ongoing donations from other families."
ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -
It's not the sound of a doctor's shoes down the hallway at Florida Hospital for Children, but Murray still makes his daily rounds as an "MD" -- medical dog.
"As you see, he's got badges and is an employee here at the hospital who doesn't get paid," explains Murray's handler, Traci Woods with Florida Hospital.
While Murray doesn't get a paycheck, this Yellow Lab/Golden Retriever mix knows it's about what he pays out -- healing and happiness.
Sometimes though, it's the unexpected visit that means the most.
"When I see a service dog, I get overly excited, and I just love 'em to pieces! I really do. I don't think there are enough of them!" says one woman passing Murray in the hallway. "I was so gloomy because my great-grandson is in here having surgery, but when I see [Murray], it just brightens your day!"