Pet aspin accompanies his buddy during online class

  • A pet dog named Peng accompanies a 5th grade student named Daniel
  • Daniel’s mother shared the photo of them together during an online class
  • A study revealed that having a pet dog is beneficial to young children as it helps them cope with stress

Netizens couldn’t help but be amused with a photo of a pet doggo sitting behavely next to a young student taking up online classes.

Image by Melody Soriano Pamplona via Facebook

As the education system shifts to blended learning, it cannot be denied that both parents and students are adjusting to this “new normal.” While many welcomed the changes, there are also those who say that online classes are more stressful.

For one lucky kid, however, online classes might seem less stressful because he gets to attend his classes with his “buddy,” an aspin named Peng.

Daniel, a 5th grader, gets to hug Peng even during online classes as the doggo accompanies him. His mother Melody Soriano Pamplona shared photos of her son and their one-year-old dog, Peng, in a Facebook group of Aspin or “Asong Pinoy” lovers.

Apparently, Peng also knows when to behave while Daniel takes his online class, the mother adds, “Kapag kailangan na po niyang umalis, aalis naman po kasi minsan nakikita siya sa camera.”

She captioned their photos with, “Ang tagal naman ng recess. Ma’am recess na po ba? – Peng”

Many netizens shared how impressed they were with how behaved Peng is. A dog owner said, “‘Di ko nakikita aso ko magbehave nang ganito. Ang kulit nun! Bait naman ni doggie.”

Image by Melody Soriano Pamplona via Facebook

A netizen commented, “May online class din siya! Gutom na agad, recess lang inaabangan ni doggy.”

A study by the Psychology Department of the University of Florida in Gainesville showed that dogs have the ability to help young children cope up with stress, anxiety and depression.