The Robinson family made a significant life change by purchasing a house in a secluded area with plans to establish a farm. Mrs. Robinson, who was expecting her second child, a boy, in just four months, wasted no time in preparing the child’s room as soon as they settled into their new home.
Previously residing in an apartment where they were forbidden from having a dog, the Robinsons, being ardent animal lovers, were now eager to welcome a canine companion into their lives. Accompanied by their six-year-old son, Matias, they visited an animal shelter in search of a puppy that was not aggressive and could grow up alongside their children on the farm. While exploring the shelter’s facilities and hearing the heartrending tales of several dogs, they found themselves grappling with a tough decision.
Towards the end of their visit, they encountered a forlorn four-year-old pit bull named Benson. He stood at a distance with his tail tucked between his legs and his head lowered, bearing the scars of a shattered trust in humans. Intrigued by his story, the Robinsons inquired about Benson’s background from the shelter volunteers. They learned that Benson had endured a tragic life as he had been used in dog fights and subsequently abandoned on the streets, where he was later rescued by volunteers. Although a couple had adopted him briefly, they returned him to the shelter within two weeks, citing his aggressiveness and behavioral issues.
Despite the shelter volunteers’ reservations about Benson’s suitability for a family with children, Mr. Robinson was determined to offer Benson a second chance, and they decided to adopt him. Bringing Benson home was a challenging endeavor, as he was unaccustomed to walking on a leash, but they persevered and made it back.
During the initial days, Benson exhibited signs of withdrawal, shyness, and suspicion. However, as time passed, he gradually acclimated and formed a strong bond with every member of the family, particularly with Matias.
After the birth of their new baby, the Robinsons introduced him to Benson. The dog approached the baby, sniffed him, and gently licked his face. From that moment, it was clear that Benson was an exceptional dog and would get along well with their new family member.
One night when the baby was only two months old, the Robinsons were startled from their sleep by Benson’s loud and persistent barking. He was desperately trying to reach the baby’s crib, though the protective bars thwarted his efforts. He began biting the crib in his frantic attempts to reach the baby. At first, the Robinsons were terrified, fearing that Benson might pose a threat to the infant. However, upon picking up the baby, they discovered that he was no longer breathing.
They rushed the baby to a nearby hospital, where doctors managed to revive him. The medical professionals conveyed to the parents that had the baby been in cardiac arrest for more than 30 minutes, he would not have survived. Benson emerged as a hero, underscoring the notion that nothing happens by chance. The Robinson family had given Benson a second chance, and in return, he saved their baby’s life.