Yui and Bailey the Therapy Dog

A special friendship in the hospital

Kanagawa Children's Medical Center has a cuddly personnel. It's Bailey, the first resident therapy dog to work in a large hospital in Japan. Cheering up long-term patients and accompanying scared kids to the operating theater, Bailey has provided comfort to 3,000 patients in his nine-year career. This program follows Bailey's relationship with Yui, a 10-year-old girl about to undergo major surgery. The camera captures their special relationship and shows how his presence allows the young girl to face her fears.