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Animals And Their Stuffed Animal Doppelgangers

Dogs are a person's best friends, and we're theirs. But what happens when you aren't home and they get a little lonely? Well, you must get them a stuffed animal buddy. And not just for your dogs. All animals could use an extra tiny soft friend to cuddle with and care for, even hedgehogs and owls.


And to make them feel more familiar, get them a stuffed animal that looks just like them. Perhaps there will be some confusion at first, but they'll become best friends quickly. And for us, their doppelganger love will make for the most wholesome and adorable picture moments, just like the ones you're about to see right now. 

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Cat Brings Home Adorable Stray Kitten

Klarieke, a cat owner from Greece, has three adult cats: Jack, Louis, and Stavros. She and her family adopted Stavros just one year ago, Klarieke tells Love Meow, "Stavros lived on the streets and was very ill. He was rescued by a Dutch girl who stays in Zakynthos every summer. She was looking for a home (for the cat) in Holland, so we decided to adopt him." 

"My husband and I said to each other, 'this is the last cat, three is enough," she added. 

That is until Stavros befriended a stray kitten and brought that kitten home. 

Story via Love Meow

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How pure and wholesome is this friendship! We always have a soft spot for unlikely animal friendships. It just goes to show that animals are so accepting and pure.

An owl is hitching a refreshing ride in the lake on the back of this calm and happy German Shepherd. What could you possibly see today that'll top that? 

Enjoy this adorable friendship going on an adventure

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Perfect Pair: Boy With Cleft Lip Adopts Pup With Cleft Lip

We're not crying -- you're crying! 

This is beyond heartwarming! Imagine growing up, feeling/looking different than others, and the moment you go to an adoption center to find your new best friend - they look like you. 

That's exactly what happened when sweet 2-year-old Bentley meet his new puppy. Bentley had already had surgeries for the cleft lip and it isn't even noticeable today. Yet, he came across a puppy that reminded him of himself, and they instantly fell in love with each other. 

The Jackson County Animal Shelter, Michigan, shared this beautiful moment between Bentley and his new puppy on their Facebook, which went viral and racked up 33k shares. 

We wish this perfect pair all the best and many years of love and joy ahead of them! 

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Sniffer And Tinni: Real-Life "Fox And The Hound"

Sniffer, the wild fox, and Tinni, the dog, are just like Disney's "Fox and the Hound," except this time, they remain best friends and there's no heartbreak involved. 

It's a real-life Disney movie that's even more Disney than the Disney version! Hounds and foxes, typically, do not get along, That's why it was a surprise to Tinni's owner, photographer Torgeir Berge when their interaction blossomed into a real friendship. 

Lucky for us, Torgeir Berge captured some really lovely photos of the pair and now we can all have the "Fox and the Hound" version we all deserve. 

Story via Eternally Sunny

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Lion Soulmates Euthanized Together Due To Health Problems

The news of L.A. Zoo's African lions Hubert and Kalisa hit us pretty hard. The pair were always together, never having cubs, but still, side by side for many years. Best friends, soulmates, this duo truly loved one another. 

Last Thursday, L.A. Zoo, made the difficult decision to humanely put the pair down with euthanize, due to their declining health and illnesses due to age. 

Denise Verret, director of the L.A. Zoo, had this to say about the beautiful pair, "Hubert and Kalisa are an iconic part of the L.A. Zoo experience, and our staff and guests have been touched by their loyal companionship. Their longevity is truly a testament to the level of expert care our veterinary and animal care teams provide for our elderly animals. These lions will remain a positive part of our history, and they will be greatly missed."

We will miss you, Hubert and Kalisa. Rest in peace. 

Story via CNN

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Rescued Bear Cub Makes A New Friend

Meet the adorable rescued baby black bear -- Casper! Casper was abandoned as a very young cub, thankfully the wonderful team at Black Bear Rescue Manitoba, Canada, rescued him and nourished him before his release back into the wild. 

When Casper was 1 month old, he was introduced to another rescued cub named Dudley. At first, Casper didn't want anything to do with Dudley but we're happy that didn't last too long because Caper and Dudley playing together is just the sweetest thing! 

It wasn't long before the pair became inseparable. Watch their story below! 

Story via Little But Fierce

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Friendship has no bounds! 

Meet Jez and Emmett! The duo the internet is melting over! Both Jez and Emmett are solo orphans who were found alone and separated from their mothers. 

When they met in foster care, this unlikely duo became the best of friends! Watch them interact with one another and fall completely and hopelessly in love. 

We know we have. 

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Abandoned Newborn Giraffe And A Guard Dog Become Best Friends

Friendships have no boundaries, not even among different species. 

An abandoned newborn giraffe, named Jazz, was in a dire situation when he was first rescued a week ago by wildlife workers in South Africa.

But thankfully, Jazz was pulled out of a coma and is on the road to recovery -- all thanks to his new best friend friend Hunter, a guard dog at the wildlife rehab center. Under the attentive licks of Hunter, Jazz has been able to to gain back strength. 

According to a Facebook post by The Rhino Orphanage, Hunter is equally taken with Jazz, as Jazz is with him. Hunter, who also assists in anti-poaching efforts has reportedly, "fallen head over heels" for Jazz.  

"Just when we thought it couldn't get any cuter, sweeter and more heart-warming, this happened," the center wrote about a video (shared below) of the pair nuzzling each other, adding that the bond between the animals is "astonishing."

Hunter, is a Belgian Malinois, and "stays in the room all day with Jazz."Hunter doesn't even allow his brother Duke to come close to Jazz, according to the center. Hunter was so upset when Jazz was in a coma that he "didn't want to eat."

We're happy Jazz and Hunter have each other. 

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Photos Of Dog And Cheetah Besties At Cincinnati Zoo Are Seriously Too Cute

Cutest best friends ever? We think so! Kris, the cheetah cub, was born July 9th and sadly lost her two siblings due to their mom Neena not being able to produce enough milk to sustain the cubs. 

In fear that Neena might abandon her last cub, caretakers at the Cincinnati Zoo stepped in and brought in a professional leader -- a dog! Blakely, the dog, came into the picture to "serve as a role model" the staff told PEOPLE

However, Blakely was retired and came out of retirement for the sole purpose of raising this cheetah cub. As it turns out though, Blakely was more than ready to get back to that retirement life just after a few months. 

Thus, a new canine stepped up to the plate! Remus, a mixed-breed rescue, is now Kris's newest (and from the looks of it, "best-est") friend! 

Seriously, it doesn't get any cuter than Remus and Kris! The two were photographed sharing toys and playing hide-n-seek!

Read more about the dog and cheetah pairings Cincinnati Zoo has paired over the years!

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Eddie Collins From Tucson, Arizona, is willing to take a drastic approach in hopes of finding his beloved 2-years-old Chihuahua, Jenny. Jenny went missing back in April and ever since looked for her everywhere, with no luck so far. When he was asked why was he willing to offer a piece of property with a one bedroom room, he answered News 4 Tucson: "I'm willing to give the land, the trailer, the workshop, all of it free and clear, no questions asked. I just want to have Jenny back." Check out his desperate video. 



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YouTuber Tucker Budzyn surprised her pup, Tucker, with some of his favorite ladyfriends! According to the channel, "It was the best day of his life!" Watch the adorable interaction!

Featuring: @journeesjournal & @posiethegolden

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Imgur User Shares Heartwarming 'Love At First Sight' Story Between His Great Dane And Another Pup (13 Images)

Imgur user, cmk2442, shared a series of heartwarming images of his best friend meeting someone special. Cmk2442 wrote, "My Great Dane is getting older (almost 8) and he doesn't show much interest in other dogs. Today at the park he met a friend. His name was Achilles and he is 13. Immediately they both showed interest in each other. After a 20-minute love/play fest, we had to leave. I had to drag him to the car, his eyes locked on his new friend the entire way. So adorable." Enjoy the photos below! 

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