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Arlington Heights comfort dog, handler highlighted on 'Good Morning America'

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Mike Flaherty, left in dark shirt, was among the handlers from Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dogs program honored Wednesday on "Good Morning America." The handlers and their dogs were recognized for their work in Boston and Newtown, Conn.

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Suburban comfort dogs and their handlers were honored this week on the ABC show "Good Morning America" for their work to help those affected by the Newton, Conn., school shooting and Boston Marathon bombings. "It was a great experience," Mike Flaherty said. "We were right there at Times Square, where we were mobbed by people wanting to pet the dogs."
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