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Emma Elementary students say goodbye to some 4-legged friends

Dixie and Buster are reading education assistance dogs. For years, they've help boost kids' confidence and improve their reading skills. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

In a couple weeks, the school bell will ring for the last time this school year, marking the official start to summer.

But for some students, the end of school will be bittersweet.

These students are ready to read this morning at Emma Elementary School. As you can see, their audience is more than eager to listen.

Dixie and Buster are reading education assistance dogs. For years, they've help boost kids' confidence and improve their reading skills.

"I tried to find out from the teachers what did they think, because that's really the bottom line. And we've gotten a lot of good feedback," the dogs' owner Susan McGee said.

After the reading session is over, the students are quizzed on how well they listened to the story. And as a special treat they get to walk Buster and Dixie and learn how to handle them on a leash.

The kids said they're going to miss their furry friends. But at least they have a picture to take home with them -- so they can still read to the dogs over the summer.

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