Meet LiLou, San Francisco Airport’s Adorable Therapy Pig
Emotional support animals seem to becoming more commonplace when flying the friendly skies (cue the airplane sightings of turkeys and tortoises), and now you can spot a new four-legged friend at the San Francisco International Airport. Two-year-old piglet LiLou has become the newest member of the Wag Brigade, the airport’s squad of 22 therapy dogs.
The brigade was created to make the passenger experience more enjoyable and calm the nerves of even the most anxious traveler. “Since its launch in 2013, the SFO Wag Brigade has become a favorite amenity among travelers,” said Director-Guest Experience Christopher Birch.
According to a press release from the airport, LiLou is the first known airport therapy pig in the U.S. But that’s not all, folks: In addition to strutting her stuff in costumes around the airport (complete with painted nails), LiLou reportedly does tricks, including playing a toy piano.
LiLou made her debut last week and can be found wandering the SFO halls about once a month (or on her Instagram feed). We can’t confirm, but sources say she cried “weeee, weeee, weeee” all the way home.