Looking back at old yearbooks usually evokes a mixture of nostalgia and “Wait, we thought that hairstyle was cool?” But at least one student in Texas found a hairstyle that should stand the test of time.
Meet Soldier, a golden retriever and the furriest freshman at Timber Creek High School in Fort Worth, Texas. Soldier is a service dog who accompanies fellow freshman Kathryn Campbell to all her classes, according to an article by the school paper, the Timber Creek Talon.
“On the rare occasions when (Kathryn) is in an unfamiliar place without him, you can definitely tell she is more anxious,” said Kim Campbell, Kathryn’s mother. “He provides her with comfort, and I don’t know what she would do without him.”
So when picture day came around, the school figured that Soldier should be included, automatically making him the cutest student in the yearbook.
“Wherever Kathryn goes, Soldier goes also,” Timber Creek yearbook adviser Kathy Beers told the Daily Dot. “He attends PE class, pep rallies, and even received a homecoming mum, this year.”
Timber Creek shared a photo of the yearbook page, showing Soldier posing with a very studious face, a post that has gotten more than 200 shares already.
It’s not the first time a dog has been featured in a yearbook. A service dog named Presley appeared in a yearbook in Louisiana last year, adorably holding his own leash.
It was a cool move by the school, and hopefully Soldier will continue to be in the yearbook as long as he continues to accompany Kathryn to her classes (and keeps up his grades and is SUCH A GOOD BOY). And hopefully, when they both are seniors, he will get a quote under his picture. Maybe something like, “Woof.”
Either way, I bet Kathryn and Soldier will be the most sought-after students when it comes to yearbook signings.