Jillian Smith, a mother of two from Norwalk, Ohio, had to put her three-year-old son Peyton on timeout. The little boy just hit his older sister during an argument, so his mom asked him to choose between timeout and going to his room; Peyton picked the first one. When Jillian checked on him, she couldn’t believe what she just saw – their family dog joined him!
Dash, an English Mastiff, probably felt that Peyton was not happy about his punishment. Timeout is quite an unpleasant experience, after all! And this probably why he decided to accompany the sad little boy.
What must be a stern moment turned into a hilarious event. Smith took a picture and uploaded it on Facebook. In the photo, Peyton faces the wall with his head bowed down. Right beside him is the massive but gentle dog with a sad look on his face as if telling his brother, “I won’t let you do this alone.” Peyton wraps his arms around his neck in response.
According to Smith, Dash, and Peyton are each other’s best friends. Peyton would dress Dash in superhero costumes, and the two would re-enact fight scenes. They are inseparable, even during bathtime. Dash is the first family Peyton looks for after coming home from school, and Smith says that their bond is too strong; it’s quite unreal.
As expected, the funny and adorable photo went viral, with 43,000 shares. Lots of people commented on how funny, sweet, and endearing the two were. Perhaps the timeout didn’t turn out the way it should be, but she was happy that she got to capture a precious moment between her son and beloved dog!
Dash’s gesture towards Peyton is yet another proof that dogs are incredibly loyal and empathetic creatures. Without a doubt, these two will grow up to be best buddies who will have each other’s backs in times of need – though, hopefully, not during another timeout!
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