The unsung heroes of surgery had their very own day and a local certified service dog was there to celebrate.

Because Monday, November 14 was Operating Room Nurses Day and Dakotaย  the certified service dog who, uh, works for Rockford Memorial Hospital, donned a scrub cap and posed for a super cute picture.

The popular picture of Dakota has garnered over 2,500 likes so far on Instagram and tons of comments.

While this might seem like a sudden spike in popularity for my new favorite dogtor, Dakota has 22,000 followers on Instagram. Something tells me, he's been posing for cute pics and helping those in need for quite a while.