We frequently hear stories that back up what we’ve said, such as Peyton, a 3-year-old boy who got into an argument with his sister and was put in timeout by his mother, Jillian Marie Smith.
The mother had decided to discipline the youngster by giving him two options: go to his room or have a ‘time out’ time out.
The boy returned to his usual location, leaning against the wall, as he awaited his punishment.
But then something unexpected happened: his best friend, Dash, an English mastiff, volunteered to accompany the youngster after a few minutes. His four-legged companion was insistent about standing by him during his punishment, demonstrating that friends stick by each other no matter what.
Although it was Peyton’s punishment, Jillian chose to video and post the sweet moment on Facebook.
Jillian wrote on Facebook:
“When you’re on ‘time out,’ but your best friend refuses to let you finish it on your own.”
The boy’s mother accompanied the photo with the comment that she couldn’t stay angry with her child for long.
Jillian told The Dodo the following:
“I couldn’t be too disappointed because Peyton’s embrace of Dash was so cute.” When Dash had to go to ‘time out,’ I believe he recognized he needed Peyton.”
It was a clear display of what true friendship implies, and it proved that dogs are always loyal.
Dash has had a great impact on his entire family since his return, and this is just one example.
“Dash has brought joy to our entire family.” Especially for Peyton. If you ask Peyton, Dash is her pal.”
Thankfully, their ‘time out’ was brief, allowing them to return to their usual schedule of games, embraces, and laughter.