Loyal dog joins 3-year-old during his timeout in sweet viral photo

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By James Kay

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Dogs are the gift that keeps on giving.

No matter what the situation is, dogs have this amazing ability to be constantly ready to nap while also being ready for a party at a moment's notice.

Our canine companions often strike up wonderful relationships with younger members of our family, and they can become inseparable.

So when a dog notices that its best friend is going through a rough time, it's likely to try and make the situation better.

Jillian Smith took to Facebook where she shared a now-viral image of her three-year-old son Peyton in a timeout and their English Mastiff, Dash, decided that the young boy shouldn't go through this alone.

As reported by Good Morning America, Peyton had a moment that most of us have in our early childhood and hit his five-year-old sister Ryleigh.

Understandably, the three-year-old had to be taught that hitting is not okay, so Jillian asked if he would prefer to go to his room or have a timeout, and he opted for the latter.

While Peyton stood facing the wall, dwelling on what he had done, Dash strolled over and sat down next to him, and the three-year-old placed his arm around his best friend - and that's when Jillian got the snap.

Dash had no idea why Peyton was against the wall, but considering dogs seem to have the ability to distinguish good behavior from bad behavior, he knew that something was off.

"When you're in time out but your best pal won't let you serve your time alone," Jillian penned on Facebook.

Speaking to Good Morning America, she added: "I just happened to have my phone on me at the time he was in timeout and took the picture."

It's a good thing she did because it's obvious that thousands of people love the adorable image as at the time of writing, it has been shared over 52,000 times!

"I adore the picture, definitely something I will treasure forever," Jillian said.

In case this great image hasn't given you the daily dose of dog that you need, have you met Bobi?

Bobi holds the Guinness world record for being the world's oldest dog at the staggering age of 31 - and he's still going strong!

Bobi was born in Portugal on May 11, 1992, and has lived his life on a farm surrounded by nature and other animals, which his owners credit for his remarkable long life.

To celebrate, his owner Leonel Costa threw a huge party for his canine companion, and let's be honest - anyone who aspires to be someone wants to be attending that party.

Speaking to Guinness World Records, Costa said: "Looking at him is like remembering the people who were part of our family and unfortunately are no longer here, like my father, my brother, or my grandparents who have already left this world. Bobi represents those generations."

Bobi is a Rafeiro do Alentejos, a breed that has a typical lifespan of 12 years, meaning that he has more than doubled it!

Just in case you were still uncertain - dogs are the best.

Featured image credit: Alexandra Robins / Getty

Loyal dog joins 3-year-old during his timeout in sweet viral photo

vt-author-image

By James Kay

Article saved!Article saved!

Dogs are the gift that keeps on giving.

No matter what the situation is, dogs have this amazing ability to be constantly ready to nap while also being ready for a party at a moment's notice.

Our canine companions often strike up wonderful relationships with younger members of our family, and they can become inseparable.

So when a dog notices that its best friend is going through a rough time, it's likely to try and make the situation better.

Jillian Smith took to Facebook where she shared a now-viral image of her three-year-old son Peyton in a timeout and their English Mastiff, Dash, decided that the young boy shouldn't go through this alone.

As reported by Good Morning America, Peyton had a moment that most of us have in our early childhood and hit his five-year-old sister Ryleigh.

Understandably, the three-year-old had to be taught that hitting is not okay, so Jillian asked if he would prefer to go to his room or have a timeout, and he opted for the latter.

While Peyton stood facing the wall, dwelling on what he had done, Dash strolled over and sat down next to him, and the three-year-old placed his arm around his best friend - and that's when Jillian got the snap.

Dash had no idea why Peyton was against the wall, but considering dogs seem to have the ability to distinguish good behavior from bad behavior, he knew that something was off.

"When you're in time out but your best pal won't let you serve your time alone," Jillian penned on Facebook.

Speaking to Good Morning America, she added: "I just happened to have my phone on me at the time he was in timeout and took the picture."

It's a good thing she did because it's obvious that thousands of people love the adorable image as at the time of writing, it has been shared over 52,000 times!

"I adore the picture, definitely something I will treasure forever," Jillian said.

In case this great image hasn't given you the daily dose of dog that you need, have you met Bobi?

Bobi holds the Guinness world record for being the world's oldest dog at the staggering age of 31 - and he's still going strong!

Bobi was born in Portugal on May 11, 1992, and has lived his life on a farm surrounded by nature and other animals, which his owners credit for his remarkable long life.

To celebrate, his owner Leonel Costa threw a huge party for his canine companion, and let's be honest - anyone who aspires to be someone wants to be attending that party.

Speaking to Guinness World Records, Costa said: "Looking at him is like remembering the people who were part of our family and unfortunately are no longer here, like my father, my brother, or my grandparents who have already left this world. Bobi represents those generations."

Bobi is a Rafeiro do Alentejos, a breed that has a typical lifespan of 12 years, meaning that he has more than doubled it!

Just in case you were still uncertain - dogs are the best.

Featured image credit: Alexandra Robins / Getty