Dogs seem to understand children almost as well as we do. They know when to go into protection mode, when tears need to be wiped (or licked) away, and in the case of a Rhodesian ridgeback named Lea, how to help someone share a nice, comfortable bed.

As captured on YouTube by her owners, Lea is very curious as her new toddler of a human brother comes to inspect her doggy bed. Instead of getting jealous, however, she clears the way for him by removing her blanket and sitting close to try and offer him morale support to take the big step over the side of the bed.

Like any good maternal figure, Lea lets the baby make his own way, according to Sun Gazing

Rhodesian ridgebacks are known to be dignified, even-tempered, and affectionate, according to the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the AKC in 1955, they are the 38th most popular breed in the United States.

Although most dogs thrive around babies and vice versa, a period of getting to know each other is recommended by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), which includes bringing home baby items for a dog to smell before the baby arrives, and supervising all time the two interact until they are completely comfortable with one another.