The current coronavirus pandemic sees everyone making their contribution to stopping the spread of the virus by staying at home, but there are heroes who stand out from the rest. Not only doctors and nurses at the forefront of the war against COVID-19, but also four-legged heroes, such as assistance dogs who comfort healthcare workers under enormous stress, and like Nugget, the postman dog who helps neighborhood children to keep in touch by delivering the letters they write to each other. Nugget lives in a country town in Victoria, Australia with her human family members Sarah Jayne, 40, and her six-year-old daughter Ava.
Last year, Ava suffered from a disease that forced her to a hospital bed, and therefore must be very careful in these days of coronavirus emergency. The girl is obviously safe in self-isolation with her family, but she misses her friends. And this is where Nugget comes into action. The hardworking dog is helping the neighborhood kids to stay in touch by delivering the letters they write to each other and stick to his collar.
Ava's health problems were due to a flu, and still needs to be visited periodically by specialists because the flu has affected her kidneys. One day, his dog Nugget came home with something attached to the collar: it was a letter from his best friend, Sianne, a 10 year old girl who lives next door.
"Ava, I know we can't see each other now but we can still send messages via Nugget," reads the letter. “I don't know why, but dogs can't carry viruses. Please send me a message so I know you're still alive. From Sianne. P.S: COVID-19 will eventually disappear and everything will be fine. "
In addition to delivering the children's letters, Nugget also brings a smile to the faces of the people who see him coming, and these days is a huge gift.