Dogs are known as man’s best friend for good reason. Science shows that animals can have tremendous effects on humans’ psychological wellbeing. Happify Daily created this infographic illustrating the ways in which pets make us happier. The infographic explains that having a pet can affect our emotional health in numerous ways. It also explains the benefits of being around animals when you’re feeling depressed or stressed. The infographic goes on to explain which pets are the most popular, including some futuristic breeds like robots build specifically to aid in the emotional health of those in special care facilities. The infographic then outlines some statistical information gleaned from studies scientifically proving the positive affect of a human-animal bond.