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Your morning adorable: Patient boxer 'shakes hands' with baby

April 5, 2010 | 12:02 pm

We couldn't believe our eyes when we first saw the amazing moment between Miller the boxer and 7-month-old baby Peyton shown in YouTube user defrostyman's video. (Hat tip to "The Bonnie Hunt Show" for airing defrostyman's video in a televised segment, which initially brought it to our attention.)

We'll be the first to admit it: We are suckers for animals that are great "big brothers" or "big sisters" to the human children in their families, and for animals that help children in other ways, like so-called "reading dogs" whose calming presence can encourage young children to read aloud to them.

If your own animal friend is great with kids, we'd love to see it! Share your photos or videos in the Best Babysitters album at The Times' photo-sharing site, Your Scene. Be sure to include a caption that tells us a bit about your pet!

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-- Lindsay Barnett

Video: defrostyman via YouTube

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