It’s no secret that having a furry companion around during childhood can be incredibly beneficial for kids. For starters, research has revealed that infants who grow up with pups in the house are less likely to suffer from allergies and tend to have a stronger immune system, particularly in their first year of life.
Moreover, having dogs during childhood can instill important skills in children, such as being gentle and careful when interacting with them.
But the most noteworthy advantage of having a dog as a childhood friend is the formation of a long-lasting bond.
This is exemplified in the heartwarming video featuring a Golden Retriever who has just met his new human sibling.
In the previous year, this famous family on social media, whose videos featured their three Malamutes, had a delightful addition to their household. Originally consisting of three humans (a mother, father, and daughter), two Malamutes, a cat named Milo, and a Golden Retriever named Buddy, they welcomed Emma’s newborn son Nathan just a month ago. The family is overjoyed with their new bundle of happiness.
Shane and Emma couldn’t wait for their newborn son to meet his human sister, Amelia, and his furry siblings. According to Shane’s Instagram post, one of the dogs was shaking with enthusiasm at the prospect of meeting the newest addition to their family. The dogs immediately adored the baby, taking turns keeping watch while he slept, but one dog in particular never left his side.
Buddy, the adorable golden retriever, never leaves his human sibling’s side. Even though Nathan is still in his early years and doesn’t interact much, he loves snuggling with Buddy. Instead of being a playmate, Nathan uses Buddy as a cozy blanket to snuggle up with. In a newly shared YouTube video, you can witness Buddy resting his snout on Nathan’s legs, keeping him company while he naps or sits. Buddy’s affection for his little brother knows no bounds.
According to Shane, this particular Golden Retriever never strays from the side of a newborn. Buddy sticks close to Nathan, following him as far as he can on his own. It’s as if dogs have a natural inclination to become loyal protectors.
It’s simply heartening to witness the connection that has already developed between the puppy and the newborn. Inevitably, they’ll make an amazing duo in the days to come.