Friendship
Puppy asks bunny to ‘nap with him’
Get ready because these two will surely melt your heart.
Cherie Gozon
04.11.22

Want to cheer yourself up? We got two words: cute animals.

One of the most favorite videos people watch online is of cute animals. Whether they are about crazy pet antics or inspiring rescue videos, these fur babies always have the power to make us smile.

This video of an unlikely animal friendship went viral and reached a million views!

Unsplash - Alvan Nee
Source:
Unsplash - Alvan Nee

And who wouldn’t love to watch it? It’s only over a minute long, and you would find yourselves wanting more videos for these two. Don’t miss the full video below.

A puppy and a little bunny looked all snuggled up in all their fluffiness glory.

YouTube Screenshot - Viral Paws
Source:
YouTube Screenshot - Viral Paws

The little puppy obviously loved that tiny bunny. He was constantly by his side like a best friend would be. He was even grooming the bunny (who didn’t even flinch one bit).

A few moments later, the puppy started to get sleepy.

His head was bobbing, and he was already leaning down to sleep. But look what the little bunny did! He went near the puppy to catch his head as he fell asleep.

The two snuggled into a nap – cuteness overload! You could even see how the puppy wrapped his paws around the rabbit as they fell asleep. We bet you would want to cuddle up next to them.

Even when the bunny was eating, his clingy best friend was right nearby.

YouTube Screenshot - Viral Paws
Source:
YouTube Screenshot - Viral Paws

He was eating fruits and vegetables with another bunny, but the adorable puppy stood beside them. We could only assume that he was probably waiting for them to finish their snacks so he could play with his bestie again.

People loved this video, and we understood why!

YouTube Screenshot - Viral Paws
Source:
YouTube Screenshot - Viral Paws

Everyone adored the unlikely yet lovely duo. These two made a lot of people’s day when they saw this. While most people expressed their joy, others were surprised how the bunny wasn’t even scared of the dog.

Well, they are not the only two odd animal friendships on the internet.

We’ve seen the friendship of a rhino and a goat or the adorable BLT (bear-lion-tiger) trio. We always thought of these as odd animal friendships, but science says this is normal.

Biologists have been studying these “odd” pairings, and it turned out it is out of necessity.

Unsplash - Francis Delapena
Source:
Unsplash - Francis Delapena

According to a group of ethologists led by Konrad Lorenz, different animals go together and become “friends” for survival reasons like hunting for food and caring after birth. At the same time, some suggested that it is merely the animals’ need for companionship.

While this is true, other scientists remain skeptical about the companionship part.

Arizona State University Psychology professor Clive Wynne said that most of these viral videos showing cross-species friendships are all “in a human-controlled environment” and that such pairings may not happen if they were out in the wild.

The push and pull of expert opinion would boil down to more research.

Unsplash - Karina Vorozheeva
Source:
Unsplash - Karina Vorozheeva

College of William and Mary Anthropologist Barbara J. King suggests that more research should be done regarding cross-species interactions. She believed that past studies were good starting points, but the database is so small that it is impossible to extract patterns from it.

Check out the video of the bunny and puppy below!

Please SHARE this with your friends and family.

Share this article
By Cherie Gozon
hi@sbly.com
Cherie Gozon is a contributor at SBLY Media.
Advertisement
Advertisement