The behavior of animals may not always be the same with those of people but there are rare moments when you can find compassion and love in them, not just for animals of the same species but for others as well.

The next time you think that animals are “just animals”, think again! They can also be as caring as people.

The following photos make a great testament to that kind of compassion. A baby chimp orphaned in a zoo was brought home by a caretaker to help raise him. You won’t believe what her dog did!

Photo credit: Viral Nova

Photo credit: Viral Nova

The moment the chimp arrived in the zoo caretaker’s home, a bond was instantly formed with the dog. What made matters truly adorable is that the dog immediately took the chimp under her paw, not minding that it looks different than her pups and could become a potential competitor for their owner’s love and attention.

Photo credit: Viral Nova

Photo credit: Viral Nova

Needing the warmth of its mother’s love, the chimp loved to cuddle and sleep with the dog –who amazingly allowed her to do so! Talk about love beyond borders.

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Photo credit: Viral Nova

The orphaned chimp now has a place where it belongs. So happy was it to be adopted by the dog that it even eats along with the dog’s “other puppies”. The little ones, like their mommy, appear to love having the chimp around as well.

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Because it needs motherly love for sure, it constantly loves to cuddle with the dog who doesn’t really mind having an extra clingy orphan giving her a hug.

Photo credit: Viral Nova

Photo credit: Viral Nova

Even the puppies get the same treatment from the chimp: a cuddle. Yet the little ones don’t seem to mind as well. In fact, the chimp is well accepted by this “brothers and sisters”.

Photo credit: Viral Nova

Photo credit: Viral Nova

Getting hungry for some milk, the little chimp even tries to feed from the dog who plenty of milk to spare, anyway.

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Photo credit: Viral Nova

A cuddle here and a cuddle there…the little chimp was really accepted by the dog family as one of their own. Appearances (and scent!) don’t matter. Family is family – even for a chimp and some dogs.

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Photo credit: Viral Nova

The mother dog loves her adopted baby – who wouldn’t, really? He’s cuddly and always loves to hug his adoptive mother. Even the pups don’t mind that he’s getting some extra cuddles and love from mommy.

Photo credit: Viral Nova

Photo credit: Viral Nova

The orphan chimp had found a place where it can truly belong and feel loved. The adorable photos also show that he is not merely tolerated by the dogs, but rather, he is welcomed lovingly into their fold. Isn’t that truly amazing?

That’s true love!