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These Pictures Of Cheetahs With Their Dog BFFs Will Warm Your Heart

Cheetahs: They're just like us!

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Many zoos follow this practice, and the San Diego Zoo explains on its website that "dogs are naturally comfortable with people, even those they don’t know. Cheetahs are quite a bit more cautious and wary of new situations; having a dog buddy to show them that everything is okay — and even fun — helps the cat feel comfortable and relaxed."

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"The dog’s body language communicates that there’s nothing to fear, which relaxes and calms the cheetah’s flight tendencies. We introduce a puppy buddy when the cheetah is still a cub and naturally playful. By spending time together, they get to know each other and become buddies."

Have you ever seen a friendship this pure?!

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