In Rode, India, an unlikely pair have become famous for their adorable parent/child relationship.
Both strays, a rhesus macaque and a tiny brown and white puppy have been seen everywhere together. The monkey seems to have a adopted the pooch as his baby, protecting him from the dangers of life on the streets. Without his protector, it’s hard to tell how the pup would’ve survived all alone.
The paternal primate defends the pup from vicious strays…
He makes sure his little one is always well fed…
And never lets his baby out of sight.
The two have become quite a spectacle to the locals, who often set out food for the duo.
Since the story has gone viral, amazed onlookers from around the world are delighted to witness the bond that has crossed species lines.
“People who have seen them spoke of their strong mutual affection and described their bond as the most caring thing in the world — to take care of a puppy in danger and protect him like a parent,” says an article by Zee News India.
We’re so glad that they found each other!