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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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Tahlequah, Orca Who Previously Lost Calf, Is A Mother Again

Finally, some good news in 2020! 

The heartwrenching story of Tahlequah, the orca who kept her dead calf afloat for 17 days, is finally a mother once again! Our hearts are so happy for her and we wish her and her baby calf a healthy, long life. 

In 2018, Tahlequah lost her calf that lived only a half-hour, but this born-to-be mother was so heartbroken, she continuously pushed her baby calf up for 17 days. If that isn't love and perseverance. we truly don't know what is.  

The gender of the calf is unknown. 

Congrats, Tahlequah! You deserve happiness. 

Story via Seattle Times

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Power Of Love: Before And After Adoption (21 Pics + 1 Vid)

Love is so incredibly powerful. It can transform anyone and anything, with the proper TLC (tender, love, and care). 

Whenever we come across a before and after images of a neglected animal and the transformation to healthy and happy -- we can't help but get emotional. Do be warned though, some of the 'before' images are quite graphic. We're just so happy someone got them in time to help be their true and best selves. 

We love all adopted faces, and we wish all those lovely animals a loving and happy forever home.

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Instagram Cats: Funniest, Cutest And All-Around Best Of The Week (Videos)

Another week of wonder cat videos to share with you! There were a lot of wonderful video options this past week, making it difficult to narrow it down to a top 5 list. However, we think we managed to capture a little bit of everything with these videos. We've managed to select major cuteness, sentimental heartwarming tearjerkers, some silly vids, and more major cuteness. 

Enjoy Instagram's top 5 cat videos of the week! If you need any more cat vids to dive into, don't miss out on last week's top 5!

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Stolen Teddy Bear With Recording Of Late Mother's Message Returned

Thank goodness for good people! 

In Vancouver, British Columbia, Mara Soriano was moving when she had items stolen from her backpack. The items were important documents, an iPad, and the most important, a teddy bear. This wasn't just a teddy bear, it was special. The bear had a voice recording of Soriano's late mother, who had passed away in 2019. 

Safe to say, it was irreplaceable. 

Soriano told CBC, "At hospice her voice was different. Much softer. Not the mom I grew up with. That bear is the last memory I have of her speaking in her normal voice."

Anyone else's eyes getting a bit (or a lot) misty? 

We're just so happy to find out this heartbreaking tale does have a happy ending. Read on to see the full story: 

Story via WHIO TV

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Orca Mother Who Pushed Dead Calf For 17 Days Is Pregnant Again

Many of you recall the heartbreaking story of Tahlequah, the orca whose love and actions for her dead calf was seen around the world. 

Almost to this day two years ago, this devoted mother lost her baby calf and was so heartbroken, she kept her calf afloat for 17 days as she continuously carried it. It was a heartbreaking sight and it's a moment we can never forget. Whoever says animals don't have emotions -- you tell them Tahlequah's story. 

And now, two years after those gut-wrenching 17 days, Tahlequah is officially pregnant once again! This orca was obviously a born-to-be mother and we're so incredibly happy for her and her second chance at motherhood. 

According to Seattle Times, Tahlequah is still a ways away from a successful birth, and like all orcas, she will be requiring luck on her side to bring her baby into this world, and keep it alive. 

We wish her all the best. 

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Woman Sees Recently Passed Dog In The Clouds (Tweets)

This is so beautiful. It's like when you're having the worst day imaginable, just downpour rain and all of a sudden you see it -- a rainbow. A rainbow appears and you can't help but smile because you know things will get better. 

And if you recently lost a loved one, you know they're looking down, watching over you. That's how we choose to see it, anyways.

Twitter user, @LLedgeway, recently lost her beloved dog and later in the day, saw an image of her beautiful dog in the clouds. 

And we totally see it, too! Twitter users soon began sharing similar experiences and our eyes are just so weepy. 

We believe in all these signs, anything that brings comfort in such a time. 

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Thai Artist Comic 'Sky Sky' Displays Beautiful Emotions Behind Losing A Dog

It's never easy to lose a dog (or any animal), even though we all know they go straight to heaven.

It's the rest of the days without seeing their happy face that makes it so difficult. However, it's important that we remember their affection and that feeling you had whenever you were with them, because that was true love. 

Thai illustrator and comic artist Prema-Ja has drawn such a lovely comic about losing a dog and the real emotions that go along with it. The comic 'Sky Sky' received the Grand Prix at the Silent Manga Audition in 2013. 

But maybe our angel furbabies aren't as far as we think... We like to hope so, at least. 

Read every page right to left

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The Beautiful Transformation Of Golden Boy Chataro

Imgur user, Jimbohere, shared his beautiful cats' journey on the platform and users were blown away by the transformation (ourselves included).

It's crazy how far a little love can go. 

Chataro's story starts off heartbreaking, "The first shot was taken 8 days after he arrived, during treatment for all kinds of skin infections and parasites. He eventually lost about 90% of his hair, but over the next few months he turned into the most wonderful long-haired puss.

All in all, he's a bit of a mess, but what a magnificent mess! I'm convinced his gold color goes all the way through to his heart, and that it rubs off on anyone who comes into contact with him."

But look how handsome this magnificent little house lion turned out! And word on the street, he's living his absolute best life! 

See more of Chataro and Jimbohere's other rescues

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Second Chances: Story Of BenBen The Saddest Cat At The Shelter

We're not crying... we're not crying...

Meet BenBen, the saddest looking orange tabby we've ever seen! Poor BenBen completely gave up hope on finding a forever home and it nearly took his life... thankfully, kind souls were able to look at BenBen's sweet face and realize he had so much love to offer, and so much life to him. 

This is BenBen's story. And yes, you caught us, we we're crying... and you will be, too. Don't worry too much though, a lot of happy tears were involved. 

This story may be on the older side, but it's definitely one that strikes the heart. And now you can follow BenBen on Instagram and see how far he's come!

We love you, BenBen! 

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WE'RE CRYING AND WE DON'T CARE WHO KNOWS IT. 

After 500 days of waiting for a forever home, this shelter dog finally gets to walk the walk of freedom! And to commemorate the beautiful moment, the Niagara SPCA animal shelter in Niagara Falls, New York, threw the six-year-old pup named Bonita the ultimate parade!

The moment was filmed and you can see Bonita leaping with joy and giving kisses to the bystanders as she finally leaves the shelter and onto her forever home! 

Bonita was the oldest guest at the shelter, having arrived August 13, 2008 and finally being adopted December 12th, 2019. 

We're so happy that Bonita will get the start the new year in a new and loving home! 

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Stolen Pitbull Returned Home In Time For Christmas

If this isn't the definition of "Christmas Miracle" then don't know what is! Listen up Hollywood, THIS is the kind of movie we would love to see! 

This handsome Pit Bull, named Zeus, was stolen from his family a few months ago by a "supposed" friend.

Chelsea Staley, executive director of Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association, told WOWK 13 News, "Basically robbed her blind stole her wallet, a number of things while she was at work including her dog Zeus…the friend was apprehended in Nitro… and when he was arrested Zeus was still with him."

Thankfully, Zeus was microchipped and ended up at the West Virginia at the Kanawha Charleston Humane Association (which, by the way, is 2,000 miles away from home).

And since Pitbulls aren't allowed on commercial airlines, the group Many Paws Volunteer Transport set up a relay of volunteer drivers to get Zeus home for Christmas.

Fifteen drivers, nine states, four days. Zeus made it home in time for Christmas and the happy tears just keep coming! 

Thank you to all those who helped bring Zeus home! 

Story via WOWKTV

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Artist Drew An Emotional And Beautiful Tribute For Her Beloved Cat

Even though this illustration is 6 years old, the message is so beautiful, powerful, and forever relatable that we wanted to share it with all of you. Just a warning though, it will hit you directly in the feels. 

The incredible artist, Booter-Freak, lost her beloved Siamese named Coco on December 2nd, 2013. Coco was 17 years and 9 months old. She lived a life full of love and this illustration, "I Love You" only confirms that. 

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