Oregon Airport Unveils Unconventional Stress-Busters: Meet The Therapy Llamas Bringing Joy To Travelers

December 26, 2023

Today's good news story comes from Portland, Oregon.

In a heartwarming and unconventional move to alleviate travel stress, airport officials in Oregon have introduced a furry and delightful solution - two therapy llamas.

As the holiday season brings both excitement and anxiety to travelers, the innovative initiative aims to create a more soothing and positive experience for everyone passing through the airport.

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Prince and Benny have been strolling around the Portland International Airport for the past two weeks.

Travelers at the airport have been treated to unexpected moments of joy and relaxation as they encounter these gentle and charming llamas.

"It can be a stressful time of year to travel. So getting a a llama hug can kind of alleviate all the tension," said Shannon Joy with Mountain Peaks Therapy Llamas & Alpacas. "It's the most fun to see everyone's reactions because you go from stress and concentrated, trying to get to your gate on time, to looking up and just seeing these 400 pound fluffs walking right by you."

Travelers are invited to pet them, to take selfies with them, and to give them hugs.

Watch the video below.

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