As the “mommy” of two shelter dogs, one a pit bull (or pit bull mix, no one is sure), I loved this story, “Stray Pit Bull saves a woman and child from attacker,” from the examiner.com:
Angela was leaving the playground in Port Charlotte with her two year old son, when something unimaginable happened. An unknown man attacked them at knifepoint.
When most people see a stray Pit Bull running around, they get nervous, and even scared. Although on this day, he was Angela’s guardian angel. A 65 pound male pit bull charged the man and drove him off.
“I don’t think the dog physically attacked the man, but he went at him and was showing signs of aggression, just baring his teeth and growling and barking. It was clear he was trying to defend this woman,” Animal Control Lt. Brian Jones told Pet Pulse.
The remarkable part of this story is this dog had never seen Angela before, and selflessly defended them. The dog probably saved their lives.