10 Reasons Llamas Make the Best Therapy Animals

Llamas are awesome, in case you didn’t know. And after living across the street from a bunch of them for a while (it was Texas, these things happen), I’m more than a little obsessed with them.

So it was with much squee that I learned from the website Jezebel that there are therapy llamas. Because obviously, who doesn’t want to pet a llama? No one, that’s who.

Here’s a video of a llama and an alpaca visiting people and generally making Portland, Oregon even more awesome than it already was. One of the best parts of the video is them coming out of an elevator. How stoked would you be to get on an elevator and find a couple of super-fluffy, 200-lb. Peruvian animals? It would be the best day at work ever.

The other best part of the video is the little hat.

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Still not sure? Here are ten darn good reasons llamas make the best therapy animals. Please note that the llamas in these photos are not, technically, Therapy Llamas. They’re just llamas who are therapeutic by their very nature.

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  • Llamas are supportive of your relationship. 2 of 11
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     This llama is saying "Soon...you will begin your happy new life together and I am so thrilled for you!"

    (Photo Credit: The Meta Picture)

  • But mostly they’re supportive of YOU. 3 of 11
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    Therapy Llama does not want you to put up with his nonsense. You deserve better.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto, with additional nonsense by Joslyn Gray for Babble)

  • Llamas are effortlessly stylish. 4 of 11
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    And yet, they never judge you for still wearing the yoga pants you slept in.

    (Photo Credit: Sharenator)

  • Llamas are wicked fun to play dress-up with. 5 of 11
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    Despite having their own natural sense of style, llamas are always open to your fashion suggestions.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto, with additional nonsense by Joslyn Gray for Babble)

  • Look, here’s me with a llama. See how happy I am? 6 of 11
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    Better than Prozac.

    (Photo Credit: Ian Cleghorn)

  • Llamas are very open-minded. 7 of 11
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    This is Peaches, a llama that lives across the street from where my parents lived in Texas. Peaches is a beautiful male llama who does not care for your stereotypical notions of gender. However, if you make fun of his girly name he will spit corn in your hair. True story.

    (Photo Credit: Joslyn Gray)

  • Llamas are happy to pose for you. 8 of 11
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    They're happy to help make your Facebook feed more llamatastic. Here's me happily photographing my llama pals.

    p.s. Yes, I know the hat kinda makes me look like Richard Petty. I like it anyway. And so do the llamas.

    (Photo Credit: Ian Cleghorn)

  • Llamas are great listeners. 9 of 11
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    They will never even interrupt you.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto, with additional nonsense by Joslyn Gray for Babble)

  • Llamas know how to be good friends. 10 of 11
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    By the way, I know it looks like this llama is wearing a gray turtleneck sweater. It's not. It's just been clipped.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto, with additional nonsense by Joslyn Gray for Babble)

  • Llamas are your biggest fans. 11 of 11
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    They totally know you can do it.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto, with additional nonsense by Joslyn Gray for Babble)

(via: KOIN News via Jezebel)

Read more from Joslyn on Babble and at her blog, stark. raving. mad. mommy. You can also follow Joslyn on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest.

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