Dogs

Mom films pit bull’s sweet reaction to bus driver dropping off her favorite human

April 8th, 2021

Dogs are incredibly sociable, loving animals – and Lucy the pit bull is no exception.

The sweet dog especially loves her family, and there’s one person in particular that she has a special bond with: her human brother.

It wasn’t always this way. When Lucy first moved in with her new family, her brother wasn’t sure what to think of her. Lucy was full of love and affection, and at first, her brother found this uncomfortable.

“My son is 5 years old and is nonverbal,” Miranda Peterson, Lucy’s mom, told The Dodo. “He has autism spectrum disorder and was officially diagnosed a few months after we got Lucy. He did NOT like her for the first year of her life. I think it was too much of a change for him, and he didn’t like her being in his personal space.”

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Thankfully, Lucy was a super-smart pup. She knew that her brother needed his space while he got used to her, and she was happy to give him that.

One magical day, they found an activity that cemented their bond.

“A few months ago, my husband started to take our son on a daily walk after he finished his workday,” Peterson said. “My son LOVES being outdoors so he thoroughly enjoyed it. My husband brought Lucy along as well, and then it just became an everyday thing. No matter the weather, the three of them go on a walk. The daily outing helped my son bond with Lucy, so now he loves playing fetch with her, pouring her food in her bowl every day and occasionally he’ll go and pet her.”

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Soon, Lucy was taking every opportunity to be outside with her brother, and she really missed him when he was at school. It wasn’t long before she began sitting outside, waiting for the bus to arrive that would bring her brother home.

Eventually, she even ended up meeting the bus driver!

“One day she ran inside the bus to follow her brother, and that’s when she officially met the bus driver,” Peterson said. “Then every day he would come down a few steps from the bus for Lucy to go greet him.”

The bus driver was a big fan of dogs, and had a special soft spot for pit bulls. He loved saying hello to Lucy, and the sweet dog soon got into a regular habit of waiting for the bus.

Every day, she would escort her brother to the bus, see him off, and then wait all day for the bus to return- before finally heading inside with her brother.

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As for the bus driver, Lucy makes sure that she greets him every single day.

“She is like a little alarm clock and lets me know when the bus is outside,” Peterson said. “She immediately starts whining and waits by the door. I always ask her to wait (because manners) until the bus driver helps my son get off, and as soon as I say, ‘OK,’ she runs to him for a quick pet then runs back to me as if she’s telling me, ‘Mom! He’s here! It’s really him!’ Then she goes back for longer pets.”

The friendship between Lucy, her brother, and the bus driver is truly heartwarming. Scroll down below to watch a video of her greeting her brother one day after school!

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Source: The Dodo, prettypittielucy/Instagram

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