05/30/2012 03:43 pm ET Updated Jun 12, 2012

Interspecies Animal Friendships Will Warm Your Heart (VIDEO)

Nothing warms the heart like animals that should naturally be eating each other, abandoning their instincts and becoming friends.

It’s adorable, inspires us to reach out to others we though we had nothing in common with, and gives us the emotional sustenance needed to survive our journey through the often dark and twisted territory known as “the world wide web.”

Here, for your convenience, is a compilation of 23 interspecies animal friends. In the unlikely event that your appetite for cuteness is still unsatisfied after viewing the video, you can always find more endearing animals here. And if you start to feel awkward while trying to cuddle your computer screen, you can always start an interspecies friendship of your own by going to Petfinder.com and adopting a real life critter in need.

Want more adorableness? Check out the slideshow of puppies below: