WATCH: Coach Beamer teams up with Virginia Tech Therapy Dogs to promote pandemic safety

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BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — While watching dogs play football normally drives away any other thoughts, Virginia Tech’s Therapy Dogs still manage to remind people about COVID-19 safety measures in an entertaining way.

Therapy dogs Derek, Wagner, and Moose — who was diagnosed with prostate cancer in February and received an honorary doctorate in veterinary medicine in May after helping out with more than 7,500 counseling sessions and more than 500 outreach events at Virginia Tech — teamed up with former Virginia Tech football coach, Frank Beamer for this video message.

Both Beamer — and, through visual aids, the therapy dogs — remind the Hokie community about the importance of following certain safety measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

“In the spirit of Ut Prosim, let’s all mask up, social distance, wash our hands, and stay safe for happy, healthy Hokies!” the former coach said in the video.

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