Friendly Pet Chicken Brings Cheer to Arizona Assisted Living Facility: “She's so Sweet”

For three years, the patient bird has been visiting Willow Wind Assisted Living in Prescott, Arizona, stopping by to sit on laps and gladly accept pets.

"She'll just lay there on your lap. She just keeps looking at you like, 'Keep petting me!' You know how dogs like to pet between their ears? Well, she likes to be pat on the back," Barbara Hebert, a resident at Good Samaritan Society – Willow Wind, said of Gracie.

"I consider my residents family. What brings me joy is making them happy, and Gracie brings them so much happiness. Many of the residents grew up on farms, and Gracie evokes so many wonderful memories for them," activity director Becky Medina said.

"She's so sweet. She makes you feel so calm. She's just adorable. Her feathers are so soft. I love animals, and she's just so sweet," Hebert added of the bird.

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