No matter how frequently you fly, it’s human nature to get a little bum tingly in airport environments.

Us human creatures were not designed to be airborne for periods longer than a few seconds at a time; hence the lack of wings. 

While the planes we jet around in are incredibly safe, and the chances of being involved in a plane crash are a measly 1 in a 11 million, feeling anxious at the airport is nothing new.

San Francisco International Airport feels you. What’s their method of combatting travellers’ angst, you ask?

By introducing a god damned dedicated therapy pig named LiLou.

San Fran Airport Just Hired The US’ 1st Flight Therapy Pig & She’s V. Glam

San Fran Airport Just Hired The US’ 1st Flight Therapy Pig & She’s V. Glam

San Fran Airport Just Hired The US’ 1st Flight Therapy Pig & She’s V. Glam

San Fran Airport Just Hired The US’ 1st Flight Therapy Pig & She’s V. Glam

yes its fucken nails is painted all fancy like

She’s the newest addition to the stable of animals that make up the ‘Wag Brigade’ – a team of pets certified by the San Francisco SPCA’s Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) program.

LiLou is the first known airport therapy pigletti in the US, and according to a press release “promises to surprise and delight guests at SFO with her winning personality, charming costumes, and painted nails.”

San Fran Airport Just Hired The US’ 1st Flight Therapy Pig & She’s V. Glam

Apparently little LiLou is quite the attention-seeker too and “loves performing tricks for her audience.” She’ll be roaming around the airport surprising and delighting guests of the airport, all the while wearing a “Pet Me!” vest. 

It’s a lot to take in, yes, but we sincerely hope Tullamarine can take a big leaf outta this book. 

Photo: Supplied.