As much as I call Ruby "Wreck-It-Ruby" and comment on her rough touch with people (and dogs), she is a very sweet girl and can be gentle at the right times.
In just the last week we were made aware of this twice. The first time was last week when Ruby returned to school after being gone for a month. The rest of the class was returning from Fall Break, which meant it was a little readjustment for them too. Ruby was the first to arrive and (I'm told) when one of her classmates came in and was a bit weepy, Ruby went over to him, bent her little neck to look at his face and patted his back. Would have LOVED to see that!
I love that girl.