Residents at The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Collegedale (TN) met Danny — a 10-year-old miniature horse, owned by Tara Hill, whose stubby four legs carried him to fame. Danny has been in many commercials through the years, and now visits The Lantern of Collegedale to give the residents a ride.

As part of the Meaningful Day™ programming at Morning Pointe, pet therapy gives residents the chance to make new furry and four-legged friends. Residents, families and volunteers often bring animal friends to visit, offering residents happiness and relaxation in exchange for hugs, cuddles and treats.

Photo: (left to right) Lorey Dill, daughter of Patricia Evans, The Lantern at Collegedale resident (shown), Tara Hill, Danny’s owner, Allison Fetters, Hill’s assistant, Renn Hills, Tara’s daughter, and Breckin Waters, great-grandson of Evelyn Delaney (not shown), enjoying a ride with Danny.