In addition to being the ideal coworker, Sarge also assists his mom in important ways not everyone sees. In April of 2015, Gibbs suffered a traumatic brain injury and broken back as a result of a mountain biking accident. Two years later, Sarge is indispensable when it comes to helping his mom cope with side effects of the injury, including anxiety, and chronic pain and migraines.
When his mom is having a hard day, Sarge is always there to give a quick snuggle and lick. “Sarge helps me [be] active and helps me stay calm and collected,” Gibbs explained. “He doesn’t understand why I get upset or why I am in pain, but he knows when something is wrong and he sits by me, lays his head in my lap and gives me kisses, which makes everything seem better.”