Loving Pit Bull Defies Stereotypes And Is The Perfect ‘Nanny’ To Her Tiny Human

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This little boy named Elliot has had a furry sidekick since he was born. When Brianna Figueras, Elliot’s mom, brought Elliot home from the hospital, she knew right away that their rescue pit bull Gemma was going to be the best of friends with him.

Pit bulls get a bad rap, but Gemma has proven that they can be just as friendly and loving as any other dog. Gemma has been by Elliot’s side since he was born and continues to be there for him as he grows.

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Gemma has been there for Elliot when he said his first word and when he took his first steps. She has been almost like a nanny to Elliot. She helped him crawl up the stairs, she protected him from rolling off the couch, and she is such great company.

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Elliot has done a lot for Gemma as well. He helps give her baths, he sings to her, he cuddles with her and is always getting into mischief with her. The two of them go together like peanut butter and jelly!

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It’s so great for a child to have the opportunity to grow up with a dog. It teaches them about compassion, loyalty and responsibility from the start. Gemma has been there with Elliot as he’s grown up over the years, and the two of them will only continue to get closer and closer as Elliot gets older. Their bond is definitely one-of-a-kind!

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Watch these two adorable best friends in the video below. And click here to follow them on Instagram.

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Growing up, Ashley always had a passion for writing. After receiving her Bachelor's in Journalism from Stony Brook University, she now uses that passion to write about the thing she loves most in this world: animals! When she isn't writing, you can find her curled up on the couch with a kindle in her hands and her Guinea Pigs on her lap.