You have probably seen a lot of stories about odd friendships, but this one had a heartbreaking beginning. We all know how much love can dogs have for literally every living thing. They are loyal and bring a lot of joy in our lives. But sometimes, they can also feel blue and even get depressed.
For example, a dog named George lost his best friend, a Labrador named Blackie. They’ve been together for over a decade, and when Blackie passed away, George couldn’t stop but grief for two years.
But to his rescue came a duck… Prepare to get some tissues, because there will be tears of sadness and joy!
20. George Was Depressed
After Blackie passed away, George fell into a major depression. He couldn’t understand why his long-time friend was no longer by his side. You won’t believe what his owner said about his behavior!
19. A Friend Waddled Into His Life
For two years, his human mother tried to cheer him up and took him to a vet to treat his problems. But it all changed when a duck visited her property and became George’s best buddy. This is too adorable!
18. His Mom Was Worried
Jacquie Litton is George’s owner. She said that he ‘almost died twice. He doesn’t eat he would starve himself.’ He couldn’t handle the loss of his dear friend, so he would also start doing this heartbreaking thing…
17. George Was Anxious
‘He would have anxiety. He would have multitudes of skin infections from chewing on himself,’ said Litton. She treated him for two whole years, and then, the world became a better place: someone came to lift his spirits!
16. Finding a Friend
Fate was kind to George. One day, a duck came on Litton’s property. He got best friends with George, in that exact night, they even shared a bed. Prepare to drown in cuteness, because we have the most adorable photos ever.
15. A Cheerful Good Boy
In an interview with the local media, Litton explained the whole story: ‘George loves him. It’s his buddy. He’s been really happy with him since the duck has shown up.’ He finally is his old self, said his mom. Guess the name of the duck – we’re in tears!
14. A Happy Face
‘He’s not whined. He’s not meeting you at the car, ya know, looking sad,’ said Litton. It’s like his depression disappeared in an instant. The void Blackie left was filled by a duck that won’t let him alone for a second – well… except for a bath!
13. Spending Time Together
This pair of odd friends would spend all the time together. They walk around the yard, cuddle and sleep in the same bed. Sometimes, George would let the duck sleep in his bed. He is that affectionate!
12. Litton Was Amazed
Even though these guys are an unlikely pair of friends, it’s safe to say that it has worked wonders on George’s spirit. He is no longer depressed and enjoys life with his duck friend. Litton couldn’t believe her eyes…
11. She Shared Her Story on Facebook
Seeing these guys love each other so much, Litton snapped a few photos and took a couple of videos, which she uploaded first on Facebook and then on YouTube. Little did she know that her story will become viral!
10. George Is Happy Once Again!
On Facebook, Litton said that they ‘have no idea where this duck came from but he sure does love George and since the duck has arrived George has not cried one time.’ Also, the timing was pretty strange, she added.
9. A Very Weird Coincidence
‘It is strange for a duck to just appear at our house and be attached to your dog and even more strangely the anniversary week of Blackie’s passing,’ said Litton. People commented, saying that perhaps Blackie came back in the form of a duck…
8. Donald the… Duck
Litton named the duck Donald and just went along with this unlikely friendship. She is so happy that George can now move on and stay happy. And Donald really loves George. He would rest his bill on him and cuddle away!
7. The ‘Golden Egg’
The woman said that ‘this Duck has found the Golden Egg because anyone who knows me knows this is one ‘Lucky Duck’.’ She also promised to take good care of the feathered buddy, hoping to keep George in a cheerful mood…
6. Special Care
‘I will take the best of care of him… hoping that he stays around,’ said the proud mother of a happy dog and a cuddly duck. And looking at these guys, they look like they’re going to be friends for a long while.
5. They’re Very Different
Litton said that, even though they’re ‘totally different species,’ they have ‘found company and comfort with each other.’ And that’s not everything!
4. Loving the Company
Both Litton and George love the company of Donald. You can check more of these cute moments on YouTube, where George and Donald strut around the yard.
3. He Found Himself a Home!
This bird looks like he’s not hurried to leave them. It’s been two years since they’ve been together and they couldn’t be happier. And Donald found himself a great home and a BFF!
2. It’s Just Amazing!
Who knows what made this bird form a bond with the sad and lonely dog? It will remain a mystery, but we’re happy that George is now living with a friend ready to cuddle…
1. Meant to Be
It’s weird how it all turned out, but it couldn’t get any better than this. George and Donald were meant to be! We know this friendship will last for a while and can’t wait to hear more about them!