Pit bulls get a bad rap for being a dangerous breed of dog. This is due in large part to owners who abuse them and train them to be violent for the sake of illegal dog fighting.
However, many dog owners profess their love for the breed, explaining that when they're raised like any other dog, they are sweet and wonderful pets.
But one pittie is taking things to a whole new level by saving a life.
A family in Stockton, California has their pet Sasha to thank for saving the life of baby Masailah. The two were born within days of each other and share a bond. They do many things together, including sleeping and bathing.
According to ABC News, this past Sunday, Masailah's mother Latana Chai, was in the in the backyard when Sasha began acting strangely and barking.
She opened the door to the house and Sasha quickly ran back to Masailah's room. Unbeknownst to Latana, a fire had spread from her neighbor's house to her own. Sasha dragged Masailah out of the bed by her diaper and away from the fire.
The family was interviewed by ABC...
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People shared their love for Sasha the pittie.
@abc13houston This dog deserves bottomless treats forever— DEUS iRA™💧 (@DEUS iRA™💧)1528926157.0
@abc13houston We dont deserve dogs. https://t.co/C1Egrk2yM6— Mexi (@Mexi)1529077722.0
@abc13houston GREATEST BREED OF ALL TIME— ʲᵒʲᵒ ᵗʰᵉ ᵍᵃˢ ᵘᵖ ᵏᶦⁿᵍ ‼️ (@ʲᵒʲᵒ ᵗʰᵉ ᵍᵃˢ ᵘᵖ ᵏᶦⁿᵍ ‼️)1528745664.0
Someone was quick to point this out...
Some shared their own pit bull stories.
@dirtyIiar My pit would sit on my feet and “gaurd” me when we had company over she didn’t know. If anyone would sta… https://t.co/Zbi3uYh5VM— velvet elvis (@velvet elvis)1554956227.0
@Space_Cowboi69 @dirtyIiar My exes dog used to do the same thing with me whenever people she didn’t know would come… https://t.co/FsbLHilCy2— Britt Bratt (@Britt Bratt)1554957789.0
@dirtyIiar As a kid our pit named Bruno would guard me like no other. Even saved me from falling down the stairs a… https://t.co/8apwJTGx7v— vitodannyde (@vitodannyde)1554966763.0
And most shared adorable photos of their pit bulls.
@dirtyIiar https://t.co/1GMv5GW78n— nicole (@nicole)1555000799.0
@dirtyIiar This is my babyyy https://t.co/pDWnNz0L1j— Nia (@Nia)1554979323.0
@dirtyIiar My girl is so good with kids https://t.co/x4u2IWW0iC— Brandon (@Brandon)1554981107.0
@dirtyIiar my best friend https://t.co/2qRDhXc1Cc— mads (@mads)1554961217.0
Thank you Sasha for being such a good girl!