As a child, being sent to time out is the worst. Even if you’re only around for a few minutes, it can feel like forever. But there’s a way to make downtime a little easier: do it with a friend.
That’s what happened to a boy named Peyton when he was sent to time-out.
Her mother, Jillian Smith, recently shared an image on her Facebook of Peyton standing against the wall as punishment for being bad. To his surprise, the family dog stayed by his side throughout the incident.
“When you’re in downtime, but your best friend won’t let you have your alone time,” reads Facebook.
The photo Smith captured is pretty hilarious. It shows Peyton entering the room facing the wall with her head down.
Sitting next to him is his good friend the English Mastiff — a dog almost twice his size.
An adult mastiff can weigh up to 230 pounds.
They really are giant animals, but as long as you have the space, they make great pets.
Peyton’s arm can be seen wrapped around the pup’s head, holding him tight and close.
He provided tons of emotional support to the child during the harrowing ordeal. They’re best friends, so if one of them gets punished, they both suffer together.
Three-year-old Peyton was reportedly in trouble for fighting with her sister.
He was given the choice of going to his room to serve his sentence or standing in the corner. Of course, he chose the corner. With his friend standing by his side in solidarity, time passed so quickly.
Normally, a time out is supposed to be spent thinking about what you did wrong. However, we can’t blame Peyton for being distracted by the dog. It’s not his fault at all.
If the dog wants to climb up and sit next to him as he faces the wall, it’s out of his control.
He certainly won’t complain about it or chase it away. The puppy is his best friend and is loyal to a fault. Fortunately, Peyton’s mother saw the situation in the same light.
She found the incident quite humorous.
“I couldn’t be mad for long because it was so cute to see how Peyton wrapped her arm around Dash,” Smith said. “When Peyton had to go away, I think Dash knew he needed his pal.”
Thousands of other people on social media also agreed.
As soon as Smith shared the photo on Facebook, it immediately started going viral. It has been shared over 52,000 times.
People thought he was absolutely adorable and couldn’t resist ringing the bell to give their thoughts on the situation.
“Lovely to see the closeness between the two,” writes one woman.
This family has two English mastiffs and they are both absolutely adorable. They are excellent companions.
As this Mastiff shows, they are the most loyal dogs around. They’ll be with you from end to end — and keep you company when you’re stuck in a corner.