Dogs are flexible when it comes to friendship. They don’t discriminate. They can form bonds with almost everyone, from ducklings and monkeys to horses and even seals. And in this story, you’ll see a pooch befriending a little lamb.
Say hello to Max, a brown-and-white dog, and Beau, a juvenile lamb. Their cute friendship is taking over the internet, and it will surely melt your heart.
Here’s Max and Beau’s adorable story.
The dog and the lamb
A woman named Olivia Jane Ankers shared on TikTok a heartwarming video that showed the beautiful bond between Max and Beau. The story of their friendship began when Beau’s mom rejected her at birth; it was Max who stayed by the lamb’s side. Max treated Beau as though she was her own kid, practically raising her. The dog would always clean the young lamb, play with her, and even protect her from harm.
The two lived together until Beau was mature enough to live with other sheep. Despite that, the lamb still gets to see her adoptive mom every day since they live in the same premises. They still bond by playing together.
The response from TikTok
Max and Beau’s TikTok video became viral, garnering more than 14 million views. On top of that, it has 2.9 million likes, more than 75K shares, and over 22K comments.
One commenter thanked Ankers for sharing the video, saying that Max and Beau’s story demonstrates the beauty of adoption, albeit done by an animal. Another netizen seemed to marvel at the two animals’ relationship, saying it is crazy how nature works things out. A third commenter exclaimed that animals set no boundaries for love. Meanwhile, a fourth TikTok user said that the video made her both smile and tear up.
Watch Max and Beau’s clip below to get your dose of good vibes today. You may also want to check out Ankers’ TikTok page where there is another video showing how Beau developed dog-like behaviors because of Max.
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Source: @oliviajaneakers via TikTok