Contrary to all myths, dogs and cats can form loving, long-lasting friendships. This Golden Retriever’s best friend of almost ten years was a ginger cat that he loved more than anything.

Unfortunately, the cat suffered from thyroid cancer and had to be put down. The weeks after were extremely sad for the dog that started looking for his best friend all over the house. Seeing him struggle this way, the owners decided to get him a new kitty in hopes that it will comfort his pain. The two hit it off immediately.

The images showing the dog and his new pal are just adorable!