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The 30 Most Inspiring Interspecies Friendships Of The Year

2012: The year when species, great and small, finally decided that love > hate. May they be an inspiration to us all.

30. Once upon a time…

29. animals thought that they could only be friends with their own species…

Carlos Jasso /__username__ / AP

28. that other kinds of animals were there to poke and prod, but never to hug and snuggle…

27. but a few brave animals looked on all other species as their family…

26. and embraced both the feathered and furred and scaled as their own kin…

25. they were known as the INTERSPECIES FRIENDERS…

24. and although they feared retribution from their species, they snuggled on bravely…

23. proud to call those different from them friends…

Nathan Edwards/Newspix / Rex/__username__

20. and true loves…

19. these animals were blind to prejudice…

18. and recognized that, above all else, cuddling is very nice…

17. and a family can look like a lot of different things…

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16. soon, everyone came to see the good ways of interspecies friendship…

15. and it was good…

14. and it was adorable…

13. and it was so much more fun this way…

12. and animals helped one another to get around…

Jamie Hanson /__username__

11. to enjoy the sunshine…

10. to rub one another’s faces often…

JIANAN YU / Reuters

9. to make sure that no one went hungry…

Richard Austin / Rex/__username__

8. even if that meant making room for many more in the family…

Igor Yakunin / AP

7. animal friends grew up together…

6. and despite the occasional prickles and pains of making a family…

5. they managed to make room in their hearts…

4. together forever…

SWNS

3. because love is love…

2. and the best friends are the ones who love you just as you are…

1. even if what you are is a little strange.

Rob Leeson / Newspix /__username__

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