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Adorable Therapy Dog Returns To Cheer On Boston Marathon Runners

More than 30,000 people geared up to run this year’s Boston Marathon on Monday morning. Among the thousands of spectators in attendance was Spencer, the therapy dog who became famous after cheering on last year’s runners.

During the 2018 Boston Marathon, viewers fell in love with Spencer, the Golden Retriever therapy dog who sat in the rain to cheer on runners.

Spencer cheering on the runners in the most disgusting weather You can hear runners saying omg and 1 girl screaming I love him

Posted by Rich Powers on Monday, April 16, 2018

Spencer returned ahead of this year’s race holding a Boston Strong flag and wearing a brand new raincoat.


Owner Rich Powers shared photos of Spencer getting ready for the 2019 marathon.

Got a yellow raincoat for Spencer so I can wear mine this year #bostonstrong

Posted by Rich Powers on Sunday, April 14, 2019

“A little wet again this year, but much better than last year,” Powers wrote in a second post.

Spencer’s sister Penny sat out of the race due to the weather, but she still supports every runner.

Preparing to cheer on the runners on Monday. If you know any runners tell them to look for us 2.5 miles to 4 miles from...

Posted by Rich Powers on Saturday, April 13, 2019

Needless to say, people are in love with the canine cheerleaders.

h/t WCVB


Written by Emily Burns

Writer and editorial specialist based out of Austin, TX.