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Ron Rivera, police dog combine for cutest photo of Super Bowl 50

(Source: @Panthers Twitter account) (Source: @Panthers Twitter account)
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Ron Rivera isn't just good with Panthers. He's also apparently good with dogs.

As the Panthers left their hotel for practice on Wednesday, the team's head coach demonstrated his love for dogs by giving a police dog a quick belly rub. And, apparently, the feeling is mutual, because look at that dog's face!

Pure joy, ecstasy, heaven -- call it what you want. That's true love right there.

This isn't an isolated incident. It turns out, Rivera is something of a dog expert.

"I have answered questions in the locker room about whether a player should get puppies," Rivera told The Wall Street Journal's Kevin Clark earlier this season. "I told them having a puppy is just like having a baby, there's a lot of responsibility."

Thankfully, Wednesday gave us all a chance to see Rivera in action. And he didn't disappoint.

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