Usually when you forget something on a plane after you land, you have to talk to some cranky airline employee who makes your life a living hell for a good 10 minutes before you can get your Frozen neck pillow back. Well, Royal Dutch Airlines has a new way to return lost items to passengers, and it's infinitely better than dealing with Debra the Disgruntled. 

KLM Dog

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This is Sherlock (his name is Sherlock, you guys!), a beagle that is specifically trained to return lost items to passengers at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. When the flight team finds a phone or blanket or stuffed animal left behind, Sherlock gets the scent and then runs oh-so-adorably through the airport, ears flapping in the wind, to track down the owner.

KLM airlines monitors social media to see if any recent passengers forgot something on the plane, and then they put Sherlock to work using his incredibly keen sense of smell and ability to categorize different scents.

KLM Dog

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Imagine getting off a nine-hour flight where the person in front of you reclined into your lap the entire time and the dude next to you loudly commentated on every episode of Two and a Half Men stored on his iPad, and you find out you left your Kindle behind. You'd probably be ready to fling yourself into traffic, right? Now imagine Sherlock just bounding your way with your precious E-Reader tucked in his pouch. You can't be mad after that, can you?

"Personally, I think he's a real asset to the company," KLM employee Chantel Kremer says in the video. "And he can really do something no one else can."

Plus he can do one other thing no one else can:

KLM Dog

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Who else can slide down the luggage carousel and get away with it? 

But when we do it we get carted off by airport police. Whatever.

We love you, Sherlock.

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