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Connecticut airport to provide therapy dogs for stressed travelers

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Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks is giving stressed travelers the chance to hug a therapy dog during the holiday season.

According to officials at the airport, their six-month pilot program with the dogs was popular among passengers.

People can now cuddle with the dogs in the airport concourse two days a week.

The dogs and their handlers are provided at no cost by Massachusetts-based Bright Spot Therapy Dogs.

Founder Cynthia Hinckley says the dogs help lower people's blood pressure.

WVIT-TV reports the dogs could be at the airport every day pending the program's success.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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