However, a heartwarming video featuring a little girl named Nico and a pitbull named Ollie is challenging these stereotypes and has already touched millions of hearts.
Emily Green, Nico's mother, is the proud owner of Ollie, a pitbull that many would consider a threat, especially around children. But the story of Ollie and the Green family is a testament to the fact that it's not the breed but the upbringing that defines a dog's behavior.
Ollie wasn't always a part of the Green family. Emily's husband discovered the abandoned pitbull under a bridge. Despite having a chip, the previous owners couldn't be traced. It seemed they had chosen to part ways with Ollie. Fortunately, this story has a happy ending. Ollie found a loving home with the Greens, comprising Emily, her husband, and their two children.
Their daughter, Nico, shares a special bond with Ollie. In the viral video, the one-year-old can be seen lying on the couch next to the massive dog. Emily, capturing the moment, asks if Nico can give Ollie a kiss. What happens next was unexpected and heartwarming, showcasing the gentle nature of Ollie, who, contrary to his breed's reputation, behaves more like a gentle lamb than an aggressive beast.
This touching interaction between Nico and Ollie serves as a powerful reminder that dogs, regardless of their breed, reflect the love, care, and training they receive. It's a call to reevaluate the stereotypes associated with certain breeds and recognize that every dog, with the right upbringing, can be a loving and loyal companion.