Calling all animal lovers: We have some cute animal photos that will totally melt your heart – and probably surprise you. While animals form bonds with humans, they can also form meaningful bonds with all sorts of other animals. The result: adorable animal friendships that make us smile (and occasionally produce some seriously funny animal photos).
Here are 20 of the sweetest pet pairs we’ve ever seen.
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A girl and her pup: Best friends for life
“Boxers love children,” says dog owner Emily Marnell Stewart. “Our brindle boxer, Mason, is no exception. He is the most affectionate and gentle pup to my one-year-old daughter. He licks up her spilled milk, acts as a step stool when she wants to get up on the couch, and gives endless cuddles and kisses.”
Jeannie and Chad
Cuteness overload! This bunny and dog are best pals who are always there for each other – even when things get ruff.