In Rode, India, a homeless puppy was down on his luck with no one to love and nowhere to go just like all of the other strays. But some amazing luck was about to come this dog’s way.

A hero would soon come along and swoop him up to save his life ā€” but it was quite the unlikely rescuer.

When a wild monkey saw the lonely pup, his paternal instincts kicked in. Without hesitation, he grabbed the dog and took him to safety and adopted him as his own! He would be the puppy’s new dad and provide food, shelter, and protection.

The duo quickly became famous in the Rode area for obvious reasons. The unlikely pair was unlike anything the people had ever seen! The monkey clutched the puppy close like a baby and took him everywhere. Locals even helped out by leaving food outside for them.

The monkey would always allow the puppy to eat first to make sure he’d have enough. Dad has also been seen cleaning his adopted son and picking fleas off of him just like any good parent would! This kept the puppy in much better shape than if he were still on the streets alone.

As crazy as it may seem, the unlikely pair is perfect for each other. We wish every dog could have a loving forever home and family, but at least this one has found a caretaker in a place where that’s so rare.

This is proof that love can transcend species. šŸ™‚