There’s nothing quite as sweet as an interspecies bond. It’s so unlikely, so unexpected, but also so adorable when it happens.
A rhesus macaque recently found a stray puppy on a busy street in New Delhi, India, and adopted him as one of its own, Z News reports. The monkey has been seen feeding the puppy, protecting the puppy from approaching predators, and carrying him around with a tight but gentle parental grip.
According to Z News, people in the neighborhood have been so moved by the monkey and puppy’s bond that they feed the pair whenever they can.
It is unclear whether the puppy is still in the monkey’s care or if he has been taken in by local officials, but either way, this lesson in love is certainly something we all needed.