New York airport introduces therapy pig

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A pot-bellied pig is hogging all the attention at the Albany International Airport in upstate New York.

Meet Bacon Bits, the latest therapy ambassador to help travelers with their flying anxieties. The cute 20-month-old porker made his debut at the airport this week. He hammed it up in his Santa suit – for all to see.

Bacon Bits is now a proud member of the airport’s animal ambassador program. He’s the only pig in a crew of 30 canines that parade through the airport to add a little cheer to busy travelers. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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