This is Bella. She is literally my travel buddy. On one flight I had her with me and this little boy was nervious about the flight. So I took Bella out of my bag and had her facing this little boy. Next I knew he was staring at her the whole flight without saying a word. He didn't cry, he was almost ready to do. Bella had a calming effect on this boy. Made me think if a purse ( that is what Bella is) maybe having a dog on board would have a calming effect on nervious passangers.