Most of us would never get out of bed in the middle of the night. Unless you’re one of the cursed (or chosen) ones who get up at 3AM for mysterious reasons. But that’s a whole different story.

But 23-month-old Finn Knudston has a very solid reason. You see, the boy has his big best four-legged friend forever sleeping on the floor in his room. And the nanny camera shows that Finn is not ready to part with his boxer Brutus. Like, not even for 8 hours.

In the adorable footage, Finn is seen grabbing his blanket in the middle of night, climbing out of bed, and joining Brutus on a floor mat to sleep together. While Brutus barely moves, Finn is trying to make himself comfy even if it takes using his furry friend as a pillow. His mom Paige, from Richmond, Virginia, said that “whether it be in the dog bed, Finn’s bed, or the floor, the two always sleep together,” and my heart is melting.

Image credits: Kennedy News & Media

Image credits: Kennedy News & Media

Nighttime camera captured the adorable moment Finn sneaked out of bed to join Brutus on the floor mat

After mom found Finn all curled up next to the family boxer dog Brutus, she was intrigued to find out how it happened and set up a camera. The hilarious footage showed Finn clambering all over Brutus for over 5 minutes while the 4-year-old barely moved.

Mom Paige commented to Bored Panda that “Initially, Brutus would sleep on the rug in front of his crib every night.” But when Finn started sleeping in a bed, “Brutus began crawling up and sleeping in bed every night; it was as if he laid next to him to prevent him from rolling out of bed.” It’s only when Finn started climbing out of his bed that Brutus began sleeping next to him as well.

Paige, who’s an emergency room nurse, said that Brutus has always slept with his little buddy because “he senses he needs extra protection.”

Paige explained that when she was 20 weeks pregnant with Finn, “the anatomy scan showed that he had a cyanotic heart defect called transposition of the great arteries.” The family was very lucky to have found this out prior to his birth or “he would not be here with us today,” she said.

It took a path full of challenges for the little boy to finally be home with his family. “Finn had his arterial switch at 11 days old and did great and after seven weeks, a few unexpected complications, and an additional surgery,” the boy was finally discharged from the hospital. Paige said that in that moment, “it was as if Brutus just knew Finn needed some extra close monitoring and he has been by his side ever since.”

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