We live in the midst of the wellness revolution! Tonight, you will probably wash your face with alkaline water and mud transported by hand from a remote region in Switzerland, after meditating in an urban tree house under the full moon to the sweet sounds of a cappella Lorde covers. Self care in 2018 is a full-time job.
So in the interest of aiding you in your spiritual journey towards new-age nirvana, the New Orleans/Louis Armstrong International Airport has introduced a holistic service far more nuanced than kombucha cocktails and therapy dogs: emotional support alligators.
As a PSA to anyone concerned about the fleet of alligators openly wandering the terminals, rest assured that this is, in fact, a sanctioned program. The Audubon Nature Institute in New Orleans has partnered with the airport in order to bring a fleet of gators to the pre-security area at the airport, according to a report by USA Today. In much the same way stubbing your toe might relieve the pain of a headache, allowing yourself a degree of panic at the sight of a live alligator strolling through a crowd may, ultimately, diminish your flight anxiety. It's brilliant!