A beloved service dog at a Virginia high school has taken the internet by storm after he earned his very own yearbook photo alongside the rest of the junior class.
Alpha follows 16-year-old Andrew Schalk to Stafford High School in Falmouth and detects when the diabetic teens’s blood sugar is too high or low through his incredible sense of smell.
To the school’s surprise, the yearbook team agreed to photograph the black dog, who was captured looking adorably apprehensive in the bottom half of the frame right next to his owner.
‘He has saved my life multiple times already, by waking me up in the middle of the night to extremely low blood sugars, which are very dangerous,’ he added.
Schalk, who suffers from Type 1 diabetes, said his service dog has saved his life several times.
‘The amazing thing about Alpha is that he knows 20 to 40 minutes before my blood sugar actually does go low or high due to his amazing sense of smell,’ Schalk told Buzzfeed.