Meet LiLou, the latest star at San Francisco airport. With her winning personality, “painted nails”, and frivolous outfits that is sure to bring a smile on your face, this pretty little pig is the latest in San Francisco’s line of therapy animals.
We all know how stressful airports can be especially if you have a fear of flying. Worry not, as LiLou is your new feel-good friend that will help calm your frayed nerves. She is the first known airport therapy pig in the United States and we promise she is going to surprise and delight you. She loves performing tricks including greeting people with her snout or a wave, twirling and standing up on her back hooves, and even playing a toy piano. When she’s not at the airport she’s a regular visitor at San Francisco senior centers and hospitals.
San Francisco isn’t the only airport using therapy animals to help beat stress. More than 30 U.S. airports have therapy dogs and other animals. According to SFO, the scheme is designed to “make passenger travel more enjoyable” and the animals, which wear “Pet Me!” badges, have been “carefully selected for their temperament and airport suitability.”