The Atlanta Police Department (APD) just announced their newest addition to the team — Scout!\nScout is the department’s first-ever emotional support dog and she’ll be serving in the PAWS (Police Animal Wellness Support) Unit.\nThe 2-year-old Tennessee Mountain Cur mix was brought onto the team as a source of happiness during a challenging year.\nEditor's Choice: 'Borat' Imposter Was Pulled Over In Georgia With A Woman Strapped To His Car (VIDEO)\nAPD introduces Scout, the department’s first emotional support dog. Scout provides instant therapy by elevating moods, relieving stress, & lessening anxiety. Thank you to Major Browning for creating the PAWS Unit during challenging times. We will have more Scout stories soon! pic.twitter.com/VUDlhnCAmC— Atlanta Police Department (@Atlanta_Police) November 10, 2020\nAccording to the department, Scout provides therapy to both APD officers and civilians by relieving stress, curbing anxiety, and putting people in a better mood.\nAPD recognized in their video announcement that 2020 has been a hard year for everyone and that sometimes all we need is a four-legged friend to help us through.\nYou can see that Scout has done just that in the video as she goes from room to room putting a smile on everyone’s face.\nIn times of stress, we could all use a little puppy love and a wet kiss.\nAPD shared to stay tuned to their social media for more Scout adventures and updates on the expansion of the PAWS unit.