We can no longer ignore the semester that is fastly approaching. Hard as we may try, it’s coming whether we like it or not. A new semester means a fresh start, new friends, and new hookups. It also means fresh stress, new classes, and eventually finals. Wouldn’t it be awesome if there was somewhere you could go other than a bar to release all of your school time woes? Well, Canada is way ahead of you.
Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia implemented a puppy room for stressed students! A literal room full of adorable puppies that are there for no other purpose than to love you and cheer you up! Can you imagine anything better?
I think all universities should try out a happy room. There could be a Disney room that plays all of your childhood favorites and is fully equipped with juice boxes and nap mats for those stressful days where you just want to be a kid again. Or maybe a Willy Wonka room where the floor is made of gumdrops and the walls are made of calorie free fruit roll-ups. Or even a Beautiful Man room specifically for students going through breakups where they show a stream of Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt movies. Seriously, if a school gets a beautiful man room, I’m out.
Shout out to you Canada for realizing how serious stress is for students and also recognizing our weakness for adorable puppies. The puppy room is the perfect way to get your dog fix without actually having to commit to one. You can go, play with it, get your jollies in (in a non-creepy way) and go on about your day. There is no poop to be cleaned, no walking to do, and no waking up from barking at 3 A.M.
You got my vote Nova Scotia. What would be in your dream stress-free room?
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