Sweet photo between bride and medical alert dog going viral

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The relationship between dogs and their owners can be pretty special.

The bond between a Sioux Falls bride and the yellow lab has been put on display for the world to see.

Valerie Parrott and her service dog, Bella,  have been together for two years.

Parrott suffers from panic disorders, anxiety and migraines, so Bella alerts her to stressors minutes before something happens.

On her wedding day, the photographer captured a sweet moment between the pair.

“In the photo that is going viral, Bella was performing a job. She’s calming Val down during a hectic, stressful wedding day, making sure her heart rate is where it needs to be and anxiety isn’t getting to be too much. It was a work day for Bella,” said Maddie Peschong, the photographer.

Peschong told KSFY that she posted the photo online because she thought it “is a sweet photo of a girl and her dog.”

Now, Parrott says the photo has led to a lot of talk about the service animal community.