Little girl brings 100-pound pit bull into crib with her after scary earthquake strikes


A family from Palmer Alaska shared a touching video of their toddler, Adalynn Leary, who was suffering from severe anxiety and having trouble sleeping. Why would a toddler have such anxiety? A major earthquake hit the area in late November and the shockwaves kept coming, petrifying the little girl each time.

The 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Alaska on November 30, 2018, at 8:30 a.m. local time. The quake hit eight miles north of the most populous city in the state, Anchorage. It was one of the most significant quakes to hit the area since 1964. Even though Palmer was some 42 miles away, the aftershocks were strong and horrifying for many people, including adults.

One witness, 23-year Alaska resident, Lisa Demer, told NBC News:

“I’ve felt a lot of earthquakes. Some, you stop and freeze in place. This one, there was no doubt that it was gigantic and scary.”

Adalynn’s father, Kyle Leary, shared a precious story and video on Facebook, where it went viral.

“This is Adalynn Leary tucking in Fury Leary, her best friend and bodyguard since birth who is a 100+pound blue nose pitbull.”

The father noted that his little girl usually doesn’t share the bed with Fury, but this time, she needed extra reassurance.

Adalynn Leary, Fury, Pit Bull
Adalynn Leary with Fury, the Pit Bull

“The only way she’ll sleep is if Fury is in there with her to protect and ease her anxiety. Normally he sleeps on the floor next to her bed but that night she called him up to cuddle him.”

Posted by Kyle Leary on Tuesday, January 8, 2019


Then the father shared the nanny cam video, showing Adalynn tenderly tucking in Fury with a blanket as the dog sleepily blinked his eyes. Although the Pit Bull breed can be associated with negative news, this is purely a tender and beautiful moment. It’s a reminder of why the Pit bull was known as “The Nanny Dog” for most of America’s history.

Cutest video EVER. Just A girl tucking in her 100lbs Pitbull best friend and bodyguard for life. If you raise them with love, they only show love. #daughter #pitbull #pit #pitbullsofinstagram #bestfriends #bff #protector

Posted by Kyle Leary on Sunday, December 30, 2018


Later in January, Kyle shared more video of the cute duo, with additional backstory after receiving some criticism for allowing the child to share her bed.

“Normally he sleeps on the floor next to her bed but that night she called him up to cuddle him cause we had another aftershock. Again, it’s NEVER the breed, they’re just animals; but so are we. If you raise them with love, they only show love. Haters hate away; you’ll have no sway here cause my family only promotes love and support; always, and I want everyone to be part of my family! #love”

Adalynn and Fury- Their full story. Share this love. Here’s the facts: We had a video of Ady and Fury go viral…

Posted by Kyle Leary on Saturday, January 12, 2019


Although not everyone responded well to the idea of a toddler sharing a bed with a Pit Bull, most people were overwhelmed with warm and fuzzy feelings of cuteness overload.

One person commented:

“I am getting a toothache that is just too sweet!”

Others found the video the subject of debate. It was featured on the British talk show, Loose Women, where they have debated the issue of keeping pets near infants many times.

The touching video was also shared by celebrity dog behaviorist, Cesar Millan, known as the “Dog Whisperer.” He seemed to enjoy sharing the innocent moment with his followers.

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