Speaking of animals, a study found having pets encourages stronger social bonds and benefits relationships. That’s right- just as you’ve probably always suspected, being a pet-owner makes you a better person!
Specifically, young adults who have “strong attachments to pets” felt “more connected to their communities and relationships.”
The study is in step with previous research that found pet ownership is good for both your physical and mental health. Basically, if you’re debating whether to get a pet, do it.