If there’s one thing we truly love at animals, it’s seeing the unlikely friendships that can blossom between two unfamiliar species — and dogs seem to be pretty awesome at doing just that.
Osiris and Riff Rat are best friends despite the huge size gap. Osiris is a 3-year-old Dutch Shepherd, while Riff Rat is as his name would suggest, a 3-month-old rat. The two spend all their time together and have even a strong level of trust with Riff Rat crawling in and out of Osiris’s mouth!
The strange but endearing friendship started back then Osiris’s owner rescued 4-week-old Riff Rat. He was so fragile and small, that he hadn’t yet even opened his eyes and needed to be nursed back from the brink with the use of a syringe.
Osiris himself was actually a rescue himself who was abandone in a parking lot when he was just a little pup. When the family took him in temporarily, they fell head over heels for him and decided to keep him forever — They’re so close in fact that Osiris even lets Riff crawl in his mouth and clean his teeth for him!
“Riff Ratt really likes licking the inside of Osiris’ mouth. I’m sure you all are wondering if we’re afraid Osiris will eat Riff – NOPE! Osiris has helped foster and care for dozens of animals and he is the gentlest dog I’ve ever met,” their human said on Instagram.
Not only do they like to hang out and spend time together, but they’re not afraid to show affection for one another. They’re pretty much inseparable! This duo’s friendship knows no bounds.
Seeing them care for each other and have such an unexpected friendship gives me a tiny bit of hope for the rest of the creatures on this planet — especially humans 🙂