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This friendship is one for the history books, guys. It may be one of the cutest, most beautiful animal friendships we've ever seen. A leopard and a Rottweiler playing and cuddling in the snow together, and they look absolutely in love. Almost as in love with each other as we are with them. 

"The leopard cub learns to play carefully, even while honing its hunting skills, not to release its claws, to control the bite force," says the description of the video. "[A]t the same time, the formidable, but kind Rottweiler allows you to play, bite and climb on your back a cute, but serious kitten." 

You can tell just how much the two of them have adjusted to each other's styles of play, all for the sake of being besties, and the results are soooo heartwarming. 

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Are you ready for a double explosion of cute? Well, prepare yourself because you're getting not one but two - yes two - tiny baby stoats, and they're meeting each other for the first time. Their reaction to meeting one of their own for the first time is the most adorable thing in the world. They're just so excited, so happy, so instantly friendly and loving. 

Stoats are one of these relatively unknown animals that we feel never get enough love, so this is an opportunity to give stoats some of the love that they deserve. They're so cute, so quick, so energetic, and their cuteness should not be underestimated- as you're about to see. 

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It always makes us happy to see cats and dogs hanging out together, considering how different they are. So, when they get along, it's always quite special. But these two huge huskies have taken their awwdorable friendship to a whole other level, surrounding the cat and guarding it. From what? We're not sure. But we appreciate the effort anyway. The cat is definitely not complaining either. 

We're just happy knowing that these guys are enjoying each other's company and that they have each other's backs. Well, at least the dogs have the cat's back. But we would like to believe that the cat would very fiercely glare at anyone who dared approach its guard doggos. 

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Get ready for a video with nothing but wholesomeness. A cat found a stray kitten and brought him home with it, taking the kitten under its wing and showing him around the house, sharing food with him, and being the coolest and most adorable cat mentor of all time. 

It was love at first sight, the two of them seem to have simply known that they belong together. Now, the kitten is the cutest lap cat and is living happily ever after in a forever home full of other cats, and we couldn't have been happier. A cat adopting a kitten, what more can one ask for?

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Heartwarming 37-Year Friendship Between A Man And The Swan He Rescued

An incredible friendship between a man from Turkey and the swan he rescued has lasted for decades. 37 years ago, a now retired postman, Recep Mirzan, found a female swan who he later named Garip in Turkey's western Edirne province, and they have been friends ever since. 

As NEWS CHANNEL 3 reports, "Mirzan and a group of friends were taking a shortcut in their car when they noticed the swan, with a broken wing, in an empty field. Mirzan immediately took the swan in to protect her from predators and kept her in the car until that afternoon, when he was able to take the swan to his home." Ever since then, Garip has been living on Mirzan's farm in the Karaagac region near Greece. Whenever Garip is out of her pen, she accompanies Mirzan during his chores and evening walks. 

Read more about their heartwarming story and check out their even more heartwarming pictures below.

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If you ever find yourself in a situation in which you may be about to get into a fight (we sincerely hope not), we just hope you have a good enough friend behind you that can take you out from the heat of the moment. That's exactly what happened to this kitty who came face-to-face with another cat, you know how cats are... always getting into alterCATions! They just can't really seem to help it. 

Luckily for this cat, they had a kind-hearted gold retriever buddy who saw the fight that was about to happen simply wasn't worth it. So what did they doggo do? The dog just picked up the cat and walked away. That's true friendship to us. 

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Oh... when a cat meets a dog. It's a tale as old as time. From hate and hissing to very slowly and reluctantly accepting the fact that... it feels kinda nice to cuddle the pup and also, the puppy gives pretty good ear baths if you let it. So... it's love! Just reluctant love.

Let's be real, we all know how different cats and dogs are, so it's not surprising that it's difficult for them to get along. That just makes it all the more heartwarming when they do. This week's animation captures exactly that, and don't worry, it ends just as sweetly as you'd hope it to. 

Animation by @sleepyskele, check out his portfolio and his Fiverr.

Check out last week's animation where Earnie encounters snow for the first time right here!

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Posts Capturing Animals' Love For Each Other

There is nothing more wholesome than animal showing love. There's never any agenda behind it, never any goal, nothing. Animals loving humans or animals loving each other is the purest thing in the world. 

Their love is earned in ways different than those of humans, and when you manage to get it, it is the best feeling in the world. And it is just as beautiful when animals accept each other: when your cat totally falls in love with the new kitten you bring home, when two lions give each other some cuddles, or when two different animals of entirely different species decide that being friends is much more fun than fighting.

Love is in the air, and it is all around us, so we're sharing some of it with you, 

Reddit posts showing how much animals love each other | The other farm cats didn’t super love him but the chickens thought he was alright so he became a chicken
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Pig And Kitten Become Inseparable Best Friends

Jody Fraser, whose love for animals is so big that she ended up having a mini farm right inside of her home, and two of the animals have - unexpectedly - become best friends. Her pig and her kitten are absolutely inseparable. 

Fraser lives just east of Calgary, after having moved to the countryside last year with her two cats, dog and turtle, as CBC reports, and since she had some more space, she decided to get some chickens as well. "So that was the beginning of my fascination with all of the animals," she told the Calgary Eyeopener. Around three months ago, Fraser added a pig to the collective. "He's just the nicest little crazy pig ever and very, very low maintenance," she said. "I've always just loved the pigs. So it's kind of funny how now I have my own." 

The animals living together under the same roof has inevitably brought them all closer, but two of them have become especially good buds." Wilbur the pot-bellied pig, who is now five-months-old, has become best buds with a new 12-week kitten named Billy," and they are too cute together.

"The two, just right from the beginning, became the best buddies ever. They just love each other. I'm not sure where it came from," Foster said. They sleep together and help clean each other. "The pig will clean the kitten, actually, and every once in a while you see the kitten actually cleaning the pig's ears. So it's kind of funny."

Their friendship has made Fraser rethink moving the pig out of the house. "I was only going to keep him in the house because he's still really little… but I was to put him outside in the spring," she said. "I'm hoping that I do decide to still do that, but he's become part of the family now, so I don't see him going outside." 

This little animal family keeps growing, and Foster is always interested in carefully expanding it even more. Follow Wilbur and Billy and their friendship on Facebook, Instagram or TikTok to see more of it. And for more wholesome animal friendships, read about this fox whose brother was run over befriending his human foster mom and two of her dogs. 

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The purest journey - this video is going to make your heart warm with joy. All the way from egg to hatching to the duckling's first movement and sounds, and the sweet dog is there all the way through it, watching and sniffing, not leaving the duckling's side even at night, making sure to protect this fragile little newborn.

This is one of the gentlest and most careful and loving pups that we've ever seen. Clearly, it understands somehow that this baby is something precious that needs to be protected. And it's obvious that the duckling knows the dog wants nothing but good for it too. Even their snuggles are gentle and loving.

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Meowmoirs: Living With The Dog (January 15, 2021)

The dog is here to stay for now, and Earnie doesn't understand why and doesn't like it. He does still like the cuddles with the dog though. He just misses alone time with his humans.

Meowmoirs: The dog drank water from the toilet, and Earnie doesn't know how to handle it. 

Read about Earnie trying to get used to his new house companions who keep getting all the attention and leaving none of it for him. 

Read the previous entry of Earnie Meeting the dog here!

You can hop back to the first entry about the day of adoption right here as well. 

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Making friends is never easy, especially when you're an introvert, but even more especially when you're an introverted cat who is scared of many, many things. Still, Zoom the cat is the official proof that even if it's not easy, everyone can make friends.

At first, this youtuber tried to get the cat to settle and calm down, to get used to its new environment, but after a while of that not working, he decided to let Zoom go. Only lo and behold, Zoom returned to Walter's backyard, probably for food but maybe also because he knew he'd be taken care of and loved there. Not only that, but after a little while, Zoom has made a friend, and now they can be two little mischief makers together. 

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Horse, Pony And Dog With Identical Spots Are BFFs

Not all BFFs look the same, nor do they need to, but for these three BFFs, looking the same is the main thing they have in common. That, and their love for each other. 

An Appaloosa stallion, a Shetland pony and a Dalmatian dog are all different sizes, different species, and have different habits, but they are best buds and love hanging out together, as reported by Metro. Their mom and horse trainer, Greetje Arends-Hakvoort, "regularly catches them running, training, and having fun." Her daughter, Jolie Lune Arends, also loves the gorgeous-looking animals, and together, all five of them make the most amazing family. The mom rides the horse, the daughter is on the pony, and the dog is accompanying them everywhere. 

"Appaloosa horse Nevada, 10, Napoleon, six, and Dalmatian Jack Sparrow, two, regularly stun strangers with their unique matching spots," and we are totally not surprised. If we had seen these three hanging out together, we would probably do a double take too. 

"Napoleon was actually born at the same time as Jolie so they grew up together and now they are the best of friends," says Greetje. "People always smile when they see the three together; often people refer to the 101 Dalmatians film and it brings up nice childhood memories for them... When Jack was younger, he saw himself as one of the horses and he fits in perfectly."

She adds: "Trust is the key word here; horses thrive when trust exists and they need to feel comfortable and self assured and Jack does exactly that. 'There's a lot of horse and dog love there between them."

Check out more amazing pictures of their amazing friendship below! For more heartwarming interspecies friendships, read about a fox who's brother was run over getting adopted and befriending two dogs

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The story of this fawn and doggo is one of the most wholesome stories ever.

It started off sadly- with the fawn's mother getting run over. But luckily, a lady with a heart of gold saw the fawn and decided to help it, letting it into her home and feeding it. The fawn turned out to be one of the most affectionate and loving animals, running over to the lady when called, drinking from a bottle, and impatiently waiting for her by the door every morning to be let in.

With that lady lives a dog, one who was significantly bigger than the fawn at the time, and since the dog is affectionate and the fawn is as well, a wholesome friendship quickly bloomed between the fawn and the dog. They hang out together, the doggo jumps around, imitating the fawn, and it is just cuteness and adorableness all around.


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When you think of a cat and a dog, normally you imagine that the dog is doing everything possible to get the cat's attention and hang out whole the cat is being a slow meanie and ignoring it. Well, welcome to opposite day - where the cat is needy and the dog cannot be bothered. 

It's hilarious and adorable at the same time. This is one of the most chill friendships between a cat and a dog that we've ever seen. It's so clear that these guys are best buddies and love and trust each other deeply. So, watching the cat climb all over the dog and knead it, trying to find the most comfortable spot on the doggo bed to snuggle while the dog is calmly letting it do its thing is just painfully cute

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Smiling Fox Cub Gets Adopted And Befriends Two Dogs After Its Brother Was Run Over

What started off tragic ended up leading to a heartwarming friendship between a fox and two doggos. Cliodhna O'Leary, a 29-year-old animal lover from Cork, Ireland, used to be visited by two foxes from time to time - a brother and sister. But one day, tragically, the brother got run over and died. O'Leary, having grown attached to the beautiful smiling foxes, decided to adopt the 2-week-old fox who lost her brother into her own little family, and in an incredible turn of events, she "watched in awe as the creature befriended her pug and springer spaniel puppy."

Read more about the tragic story and the amazing friendship below!

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