Judge Judy knows how to lay down the law, but sometimes she needs to bring some furry reinforcement to help her reach that final verdict. A clip from a 2012 episode of the reality court show that recently resurfaced on YouTube shows Judge Judy Sheindlin reaching her breaking point over a pet ownership dispute.
According to People, the defendant claimed she legally bought the dog from someone selling him on the street, while the plaintiff said the pup, named Baby Boy, was taken from him and sold without his knowledge.
So, how did Judge Judy solve this doggie dispute? “Put the dog down,” she commands in the edited clip. Watch the video above to see the emotional moment when Baby Boy runs into the arms of his rightful owner, who says “Thank you, Judge Judy! You’re not so mean after all!” We couldn’t agree more.