STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. – Students at a Virginia high school got a big surprise when they opened their yearbooks this year.
“Seeing a picture of a dog caught my eye pretty quickly,” Diana Bloom told Buzzfeed News after her tweet with a photo of the yearbook page went viral. “I thought it was so cute.”
The photo shows student Andrew Schalk and his service dog Alpha.
The 16-year-old junior has Type 1 diabetes and Alpha helps alert him when his blood sugar is getting too low or high.
“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 told Buzzfeed.
The Labrador retriever has been going to school with Schalk for the last year and has been a big hit among classmates. Schalk said he approached the school yearbook about including Alpha and they were “100 percent behind it.”
“The only thing they …