The Robinson family began preparing the baby’s room as soon as they settled into their new home so that it would be ready when the new family member was born. In just four months, Ms Robinson had to give birth to a boy, her second child in four months. The Robinsons loved animals, but since their landlord forbade them to keep a dog because they lived in an apartment, they no longer want a dog, but at least a puppy.
The two women took their 6-year-old son Matias to an animal shelter to choose a dog. They wanted a non-aggressive puppy who could grow up on the farm with the children. After touring the paddocks and hearing some of the dogs’ tragic stories, they were unsure which puppy to choose. As they were leaving, they met Benson, a 4-year-old pit bull. He walked back, his tail between his knees, as if he had lost all trust in people.
The Robinson family asked about Benson and shelter staff told them he had a truly terrible life. After being used in dog fights, he was thrown onto the street where volunteers found him. Before Benson was adopted by a couple, he spent some time in a dog shelter. But after just two weeks, they brought Benson back to the animal shelter on the grounds that he had behavioral problems and was violent towards his owners. Despite advice from volunteers that Benson should not live with children, he was adopted. Mr. Robinson asked for a chance for Benson. They eventually made it home, although Benson didn’t like being on a leash and even getting to the car was difficult.
At first Benson was very worried, quiet and withdrawn. But over time, Benson managed to adapt and develop a bond with each family member, especially Matias. After Mrs. Robinson gave birth, they brought the new baby home and introduced him to Benson. He gently licked the baby’s face after smelling him. The owners immediately understood that Benson was a great dog and that they would get along well. The baby was only two months old when the Robinsons were woken up one night by loud barking. He continued to bark and tried to get into the crib, but the safety gates prevented him from doing so. To reach the baby, he started chewing on the crib.
When the Robinsons took the child into their arms, they discovered that the child was no longer breathing, which initially worried them because they thought Benson wanted to harm the child. He was taken to a nearby hospital where doctors were able to revive him. The doctor told the parents that the baby would have died if he had remained in cardiac arrest for more than 30 minutes. Benson rose to fame and proved that nothing happens by chance. The Robinson family was the first to give Benson a chance, and Benson ended up saving their baby’s life.