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'He don't talk back to me!' Seniors receive robot pets to help with quarantine loneliness

All the love, none of the walks!

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These ladies have some adorable new friends thanks to Alabama’s Robotic Pet Project. May Lambert and Jean Reddish were recipients of two of the state’s special robot pets — a perfect solution to the isolation many seniors are facing right now because of social distancing measures and the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Crystal Crim, the Administrative Director for The Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging, the robots provide the benefits of a real pet, "without the physical challenges of having to feed, pick up after, take care of an animal in a traditional sense."

And it looks like they're already bonding!