More 600 students graduated from Augustana College Sunday.
But its one student putting their best paw forward into the real world.
He's known as the top dog on campus. It's been 9 months in the making, but Bobo is ready to make his way as a full-time service dog.
"Bobo is most famous for his hug," says Sarah Adam, student trainer. "Most people know if you tap your shoulder and say hug - he'll give them one."
And it's hugs like this that will hopefully help 15-year-old Juls Hance. Normally on a stormy night like Sunday, Hance grabs her headphones because she's afraid of storms. But with Bobo, she hopes that can all change.
"He's probably going to snuggle with me when there are storms and he will protect me through that and stuff," Hance adds.
Juls was born with Williams Syndrome, a genetic condition that can lead to learning disabilities and developmental delays. So two years ago, Juls parents said it was time to look into getting a service dog.
"I'm super excited," says Laura Hance, mother. "This has been a long, long wait."
"He's going to help me with tasks like going down the stairs," Juls adds. "He's going to help me with bullies like he's going to cover me."
This Augie doggie is all part of the Viking Pups program. Students at Augustana College train dogs to help those in the community.
"I can't wait for him to be my awesome new dog," Juls says. "I've been waiting for a very long time."
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