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You can donate to animal shelters by watching this sweet puppy video

Using puppies as a way to boost mental health is not uncommon therapy. I can personally attest to that. As a college student, my fellow students and I are given the freedom to take a study break accompanied by a tiny little fur ball, or multiple fur balls, to lift our spirits from the heavy weight of finals week — or of course in many cases, to procrastinate.

While studying, you’re either really bored and can’t focus or you’re extremely stressed and hypersensitive — there is no in-between. One can’t possibly imagine the difference throwing a puppy in the mix makes to our demeanor. After some much-needed puppy playtime, all of our worries are thrown out the window, along with any boredom we may have felt.

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The folks over at SoulPancake and Puppy Chow understand the important role puppies play in our lives. In honor of dogs bringing pure joy to everyone they meet, SoulPancake and Puppy Chow decided to test the theory that puppies can actually fix boredom. Both companies teamed up to surprise a preschool, a retirement home and a gym while promoting the hashtag: #PowerOfPuppies. But the best part about watching this video? For every view this video receives, one pound of Puppy Chow Natural is donated to an animal shelter to help feed shelter dogs waiting to be adopted. Check out the video below to contribute to the donations!

The sheer joy across every child’s face; the most sincere look of surprise and happiness on the faces of the residents of the retirement home; and the excitement for all of those who attended the gym is as real as it gets. Dogs make people happy — end of story. And if you don’t believe me, it’s been proven that the presence of a dog, or surprising someone with a dog, can make people cry pure tears of joy.

SoulPancake and Puppy Chow gave happiness to the kids, retirees and gym attendees just by this small act of kindness. Puppy Chow promises to donate one pound of dog food per video view from now until April 23, 2016. Share this heart-warming video on your favorite social platform to effortlessly help feed homeless, hungry dogs.

Before you go, check out our slideshow below.

14 dogs that will literally sleep anywhere
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