One of the best feelings in the world is when we can overcome our greatest fears. But can you imagine being afraid of almost everything? Unfortunately, that’s the life that Bentley the bulldog was leading. His human, Bradley Friesen, shared that his pup used to be afraid of ridiculous things.
Bentley would be afraid of shiny floors, or unusually placed wires. One could only imagine how this pup reacts to fireworks and vacuum cleaners. He was so afraid that he does a “moonwalk” away from the thing he is afraid of. Bentley walks away from these objects, but he doesn’t want to take his eyes away from them.
But Bentley had a breakthrough when his dad decided to bring him along on a helicopter ride. Bradley is a helicopter pilot in California. He’s been flying for quite a while, and he already flew with celebrities like Cole Sprouse and Casey Neistat. So, just to see how his dog would react, he brought him on the flight.
Bradley was surprised that Bentley did not panic at all. He was so chill during their first flight, that he decided to bring him along on the next one. They have flown together so many times that Bentley became his unofficial co-pilot. But what surprised Bradley the most was how his dog changed.
It’s as if flying blew away all of his phobias. He’s no longer afraid of the silly things that he used to be terrified of. Bentley also stopped doing the “moonwalk” because there’s no reason to do it. It’s pretty ironic how flying, one of the scariest things to do, became the catalyst for this dog’s newfound bravery.
Well, however that worked, Bradley’s just happy that it did. Now, Bentley wants to go with him wherever he goes. Even if he’s doing something that’s pretty scary or dangerous, the pup is up for it. Also, every time Bradley mentions the word “helicopter,” Bentley whimpers in excitement. See this pup in action in the video below.