Viral photo captures service dog calming bride before wedding

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A South Dakota bride is making headlines around the world, and it's all thanks to the special bond she shares with her service dog. (WPVI)

A wedding day photo has gone viral, but this one doesn't show a bride and groom... It shows a bride and her pooch!

The photo features Valerie Parrott of South Dakota with her other life partner - medical alert service dog, Bella.

Parrott suffers from panic disorders and migraines. It's Bella's job to alert her moments before her conditions manifest.

That's exactly what she was doing when this photo was taken.

Bella was calming Parrot during what was a hectic, stressful wedding day.

"My life wouldn't be the same without her. With Bella and because of our partnership, I have been able to live my life to the fullest," Parrott said.

Parrott says she's grateful for the positive feedback from around the world.

She also adds she cannot believe all the attention she and Bella are receiving.

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