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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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Pawsitivity In The Form Of Doggo Tweets

For anyone looking for a dose of positivity, you have come to the right place. Here, you will find nothing but tweets about dogs full of positivity and sunshine and wholesomeness. Cute puppers with hearts of gold await you!

We hope these positive tweets will help you have a better day and better week, friends. You're almost halfway through to the weekend, and these doggos will push you through the rest of the way there. So, settle down for a moment, take a breath, bask in the positivity, and when you're finally home and able to take a break, don't forget to pet your dog and thank it for being the best.

collection of wholesome and positive dog tweets thumbnail includes two pictures of a corgi covered in jam 'Toy - SeaweedTea Drinker @BlondieAtlanta Somebody found this Corgi puppy laid out in a shop surrounded by claret. They thought he'd been attacked and was hurt and bleeding... It turns out he'd eaten and entire jar of Jam and passed out on the floor in a sugar crash...ee e 5:10 PM Jan 5, 2021 · Twitter for iPhone 71.3K Retweets 8.4K Quote Tweets 454.4K Likes'
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After three whole years apart, two wild horses get reunited, and it's the most heartwarming reunion you've ever seen. You might think that they wouldn't recognize each other after such a long time apart, but they did - instantly. 

The male horse got adopted first, and though he was well taken care of, he had a hard time getting used to the new place and making friends. As his owner explains, it was clear as day that something was missing for him, that he had missed his family. So, the amazing owner spent years looking for a female horse who was in a picture she had with the male horse, and after three years, she accidentally found her. 

All it took was for the male to hear the sound of the female to come running to her, and from there on, it was like these amazing horses were never separated at all.

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Cheezburger Users Share Their Pets' Wholesome Adoption Stories

We, animal lovers, enjoy nothing more than hearing wholesome, adorable, and heartwarming animal news stories. Animal stories with a happy endings never fail to make us smile, and we know that you guys are exactly the same. So, when you decide to share some of your pets' stories with us, we decide to say "thank you for making us smile" by sharing them with everyone else and hopefully making them smile too!

All animals have their stories, whether they're cute, heartwarming, or so funny they make your stomach hurt. Come share your pet's story in our new community on Facebook: ICanHas Storytime. Give us as many details about the story as you have, don't forget to attach pictures and videos of your fluffball, and your baby might get its own feature story on Cheezburger, where more people will smile because of it.

collection of pet adoption stories from cheezburger users thumbnail includes a picture of a tiny kitten cuddling with a huge dog '"I got a message from a friend saying they had found an abandoned kitten on the side of the road. He... had both eyes matted shut from infection, and one eye severely swollen. I spent all the money I had at the time ($300) to get his eye removed to save his life. He is about to be 4 now, and he has never and will never want for food or love ever again. Cayden is my b'
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For us, adoption day is always a happy day. We get to pick up our favorite little furball and take them to their new forever home where they'll be loved and cherished for the rest of their lives. But what does adoption look like through the eyes of the kitty itself, especially when it's an older kitty who has been in the shelter for a while, waiting for its new family? Allow Earnie - our resident senior cat - to show you. 

All of our dedicated readers have already heard of Meowmoirs, but for those of you who are new: Meowmoirs is a diary written by our resident senior cat who's name is Earnie. He goes through endless intense and world-changing adventures, writing about a new one every single week. Of course, his whole adventure starts with his adoption day. If you wanna read more of his thoughts about it, his reactions to the new home and his new family, read the full entry right here

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

For the next animation in the series, click right here!

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Is there anything more heart-wrenchingly adorable than kittens opening their eyes for the first time? The innocence. The wholesomeness. The purity. Our hearts can barely handle it. And in this video, there are so many tiny squeaky adorable widdle kittens who are literally seeing the whole world for the first time, we might just completely melt.

12 days after their birth, almost all of the kittens finally have their little eyes open, and we are thrilled. The mom is purring, the kittens look calm, and they snuggle each other and mom for warmth, making our hearts warmer in turn. 

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Tumblr Thread: Dog Previously Mistreated For Barking Learns To Bork Again

Every adopted pet has a past- a story that we don't know and wish we did. Normally, we only know a little bit. And with Ezri, what we know is enough to break our hearts and then melt our hearts. 

The tumblr user fire-is-her-water shared the story of their adopted doggo. The little they know of Ezri's past is that Ezri used to be abused as well as mistreated every time she barked. Now, in the hands of fire-is-her-water, in a loving home, it was time for Ezri to relearn how to bark again. And through months of work and many, many treats, she let her voice be heard again. 

Turns out, Ezri is a pupper that doesn't actually bark much - she borks. And the video of it will make your heart absolutely burst. 

Thank you to fire-is-her-water for being a totally amazing doggo parent and for giving this amazing dog the home and love that she deserves

tumblr thread about an abused dog getting adopted and learning to bark again thumbnail includes a picture of a dog '"When I got her, she’d been abused and would cower and pee at almost everything, and had been mistreated when she’d barked, so she never would. I had to re-teach her to bark by gathering her whole human pack and having everyone bark and howl and feed her treats and pet her till she got excited enough to join in."'
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Australian Zookeeper Reveals Behind-The-Scenes Look Into His Wild Job

Meet Chad Staples! A man who loves what he does, and what he does is love and care for wild animals at the Mogo Wildlife Park in Syndey Australia. His love for the animals he cares for is endless and his goal is to share that love he has for animals and to ignite those same feelings in you. 

For those who follow Chad on Instagram, you'd know just how meaningful each animal is to him and the special bond he creates with each creature is truly something you can see and feel within his images and/or videos. 

Here's Chad's story:

Story via Brightside.Me

zookeeper from australia shares his love for animals - thumbnail of zookeeper hugging koala bear and koala kissing his forehead
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Be warned: this video is so full of dogs being happy, you will not be able to stop laughing. 


An adorable, happy, and super excited pooch got to meet his birth daddy for the first time, and it is the cutest meeting we've ever seen. The day, of course, starts off with the dog realizing that something exceptionally exciting is happening, and therefore, he simply has to do his heart-meltingly adorable happy dance.

Then, when the meeting with his dad finally happens, the pooch is so excited, he instantly pees himself. And it is the cutest thing in the world. The father and son hang out all day, and the joy pouring off the screen is unparalleled. If you feel even just a smidge of their joy yourself, you will be set for the whole of next year.

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Two Rescued Kitten Siblings Learning To Trust Humans (Viral Thread)

It takes a lot of work to get a feral kitten to trust you, let alone two of them. But it's the kind of hard work that's worth every second. 

This viral thread on imgur by straightcreepen tells the story of two feral kitten siblings who were living in an industrial area near a junk yard and were picked up by a rescue. The kittens would have had to have been euthanized had they not been saved and later tamed, but luckily, they were in the hands of people who know how important it is to help feral kittens. 

It took time, and it took love, but both kittens learned to trust and love the humans around them. And now, the sweet boys have been adopted - together! 

Read their heartwarming story and maybe share it with someone who has misconceptions about feral kittens and the joy they can bring. 

viral imgur thread about two feral kittens getting rescued and learning to trust humans thumbnail includes two pictures including one of a scared kitten and another of a kitten showing its belly 'Rain took a bit more convincing. But positive association and lots of exposure to people, and soon River was about that snug life, and Rain came along right after him -straightcreepen'
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Heartwarming Captured Animal Moments

These beautiful and wholesome images feel as if we're being engulfed in a warm hug, a hug that we don't even want to try and wiggle out of. 

Animals can spark so much joy within us, and whenever we connect who an animal that joy is amplified. Humans and animals can have so many beautiful friendships with one another, it's one of our all-time favorite relationships there are (besides interspecies animal friendships.) They have so much love to give and we oughta give love back in return.  When an animal gets a glimpse of that affection, who knows how they'll respond but we're sure it will be something just as heartwarming as the images below. 

heartwarming wholesome images of animals and humans - thumbnail of human feeding stray cat "This gem of a human feeding the stray cat at my apartment complex and giving him an umbrella since it's raining."
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Cat Softly Patting Human's Hand Asking For Head Rubs

One of the cutest things we've seen go viral on the internet this week is this awwwwwdorable cat asking for head rubs. Over and over again, this fluffball cat oh so gently pats their human's hand and asks for its head to be petted, and our hearts are practically melted around... the first time the cat asks. By time three, we're nothing more than a puddle.  

And some people still believe cats are not affectionate. Madness. They have no clue how much cats love cuddles and head rubs and heatbutts and every other expression of love that there is. They just like it... in controlled, small doses at times of their choosing. 

viral video of a cat asking its human to pet it thumbnail includes two pictures including a cat petting a human's head and another of a happy cat getting its head rubbed
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Doggo Side-Bleps Of Pure Joy (Pics)

The most elusive blep strikes again! And this time, it's the pristine doggo side-blep. It may appear when your doggo is particularly happy or particularly sleepy, but it is always, always worth a picture. 

This makes the next entry into our blep competition, previous attended by foxes, large cats, and your regular domesticated cats. Though the crown seems to still be held firmly in the paws of our little felines, these dog cuties truly do give them a run for their wet food. 

We hope these joyful little doggos put a smile on your face, friends. May you have an amazing weekend. And perhaps, you'll get to snap a pic of one of these elusive side bleps this weekend as well!

pictures of dogs doing the blep with their tongue sticking out thumbnail includes two pictures including a dog with its tongue lolling and another of a dog lying on a bed with its tongue out
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Tumblr Thread: Cat Adopts Lynx Cub And Raises It Alongside Her Kitten

This family may be a little unique, but they sure are loving. A baby lynx abandoned by its mother for being the runt of the litter was brought into the care of a domesticated cat who had just given birth to a kitten of her own, and the cat quickly adopted the lynx as her own. A cat is a cat right? All big cats act like little cats at the end of the day.

This tumblr thread stoke the hearts of everyone, and it is one of our favorites as well, because though the family may be a little strange, their story is one of acceptance, and it is so heartwarming. Also, the domesticated cat can rest assured that her large, fierce daughter will protect her from everything, and that's a wonderful bonus.

tumblr thread about a cat adopting a lynx cub and raising it alongside her kitten thumbnail includes a picture of a cat and a lynx cuddling 'A lynx at the Novosibirsk Zoo refused to feed its cub because it was the runt of the litter. To save the cub's life, a worker brought a domesticated cat that had recently given birth to kittens. As anticipated, the cat accepted the lynx as her own kitten and began nursing her.' as well as a kitten and a lynx nuzzling 'ALSO the mom cat raised the lynx baby'
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Curious User Finds Out The Pawdorable History Of Their Adopted Puppy

When we adopt a pet - young or old - and don't know their story, we can't help but wonder about it. I can say personally that I've always wondered if my little kitten's ears look funny and different because something bit her or if it's just genetic. There's no way for me to know, and the curiosity has stayed all the years that I've had her. 

Sometimes though, you get lucky and find out exactly where they're from. Like this story that went viral on imgur. This curious imgur user managed to discover his little puppy's background, and it warmed the hearts of tens of thousands because it is one of the most wholesome, heartwarming stories possible. 

From adorable pupper to "weird looking leggy goober", this is the history of Jupiter. 

viral story about an imgur user finding out the history of their adopted puppy thumbnail includes two pictures including a puppy sitting on a vet's table 'I decided to look up the rescue he came from... and stumbled upon these photos of his mama!!' and a mom dog with her litter 'The dark brown one all the way on the right is Jupiter'
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Get ready. Because this video has double the tiny and therefore double the cute. It's a video of itty bitty kittens meeting and hanging out with an itty bittier chicken. Yeah, we know, the cuteness is overwhelming just thinking about it. 

But you must watch this video with us, you can't not. There are only so many times in our lives where we could come across a friendship this precious. So, we are all going to take a deep breath and watch this video despite the fear of a cuteness overload, and we will appreciate this double-dose of cuteness together.