Loki, also known as “Dogtor Loki”, is a beloved therapy dog at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. He’s been visiting and comforting the patients there three days a week. Ever since the COVID-19 outbreak, however, the hospital prohibited such visits.
So Loki and her mother, Caroline Benzel, switched to face timing with the patients and nurses. That was when Caroline noticed the rashes and skin irritation that everyone was getting from wearing masks and gloves 24/7.
(P)update on HERO HEALING KITS:So far we have raised over 1,400 total kits, but are closer to +1,600 incomplete kits 😱…
Caroline and Loki then decided to help the frontliners by making care packages called “hero healing kits.” They called for donations via their Amazon Wishlist for items like hand lotion, tea, baby powder, chapstick, chewing gum, and moisturizer.
Adorable therapy dog named "Dogtor Loki" delivers 1,400 "Hero Healing Kits" to healthcare workers. https://gma.abc/2yo8CeU
They have already raised over 1,400 total kits and that is just the beginning. “The donations keep coming in! Needless to say, we are blown away by the kindness and generosity of people,” Caroline wrote on Loki’s Facebook Page.