Teen's service dog was included in the school yearbook & IT IS EVERYTHING

Isn't this just the cutest thing you have ever seen!?!? 


"Seeing a picture of a dog caught my eye pretty quickly," Bloom told BuzzFeed News. "I thought it was so cute, and I knew that some of my underclassmen friends hadn't seen it yet because they didn't have their yearbooks so I took a picture and tweeted it."

Her tweet has since been retweeted more than 2,500 times.

This very good student is called Alpha, and he's a service dog for Andrew 'AJ' Schalk, a 16-year-old junior at Stafford High.

Bloom said she and Schalk ride the same bus but don't have any classes together so she didn't know that Alpha would be appearing in the yearbook.

AJ Schalk

Bloom said she and Schalk ride the same bus but don't have any classes together so she didn't know that Alpha would be appearing in the yearbook.

Schalk told BuzzFeed News that he has Type 1 diabetes and Alpha's job is to alert him when his blood sugar is getting too low or high.

"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," he said.

AJ Schalk

"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," he said.

"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," Schalk said.

AJ Schalk

Schalk said he started bringing to Alpha to school with him last year "to get him acclimated to the school environment so he would be prepared for this year."

AJ Schalk

"He has become a huge part of my school, coming to my classes with me, and a lot of people know about him," Schalk said. So he spoke to the people in charge of the yearbook to see if Alpha could be included in the yearbook, and they were 100 percent supportive.

"All the teachers and students were 100 percent supportive," Schalk said.

AJ Schalk

"All the teachers and students were 100 percent supportive," Schalk said.

"I just brought him with me when I got my yearbook picture taken," Schalk said. "The only thing they changed was the camera height. They just had to lower it a little haha."

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Alpha even got his own school ID.

AJ Schalk

"He has been a great companion and added a lot of happiness to my school's environment," Schalk said, "It brightens people's days seeing him in the halls or in my class and I love being able to have that effect on people."

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People absolutely love it.

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"Yes, Alpha is really an amazing animal," Schalk said. "He makes a disability, such as my diabetes, such a positive experience for me and my life overall, and really turns it into a blessing rather than a negative part of my life."

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