After learning she will be a mom, Paige Knudtson visited a local shelter for the first time. Paige knew how gentle dogs are and that they are especially good with babies, so she adopted Brutus, a 2-year-old boxer. But only after her son Finn was born did she realize what a strong and special bond there can be between a dog and a child.
The gentle Brutus acted like a protective brother from the first moment he met Finn. It didn’t take too long until the two became inseparable. As the little human grew, the connection between the two was getting stronger and stronger. From eating to playing and sleeping Brutus and Finn were always together.
“Brutus loves to snuggle with people,” Paige told The Dodo. “He often curls up wherever Finn is sitting and follows him from room to room in our house. If Finn is sick, Brutus knows it and just stays right by Finn’s side or lays his head on Finn’s chest.”
In every sense of the word, Finn and his partner were best friends. But despite that, their friendship still had much to offer. When his parents realized Finn could sleep on his own, they bought him a bed.
As it turned out, the bed wasn’t large enough for both Finn and Brutus, similar to what they expected. Brutus nevertheless refused to leave his best friend alone on the floor, so he slept on the ground. Thankfully Paige captured their routine on camera and it is the most heartwarming video you’ll this year!
“Finn sleeps with Brutus all night, every night,” the woman said. “Whether it’s in the dog bed, Finn’s bed or the floor — the two always sleep together.”