WATCH: This Sweet New England Kitty is the Perfect Bobcat Babysitter
It's always precious when one animal takes another under its wing. Not only does the unconventionality make for an adorable sight, but it's heartwarming to see animals look out for one another despite their differences.
One sweet kitty did just that when placed on babysitting duty for a young bobcat kitten.
How did this come to be, you might ask?
Spicy Cats Rescue is based in Seacoast New Hampshire and Maine, and focuses on rescuing, rehabilitating, and fostering feral, abandoned, or disabled cats. According to this Facebook post, The Rescue was contacted by folks from Millstone Wildlife Center in Windham, New Hampshire. The Center had taken in an orphaned bobcat kitten who was just six weeks old, and the poor thing was crying from loneliness. Since the kitty was a wild animal who would ultimately be released into the wild, it wasn't in her best interest to be held or comforted by humans. So, the two organizations knew they had to come up with a plan B.
Enter Honeybun, a Spicy Cats feline who is a momma herself and has raised kittens in the past.
It turns out that these two girls are the perfect pair, and Honeybun a natural babysitter. The latter's not only been "very patient and sweet," according to the Facebook post, but the young bobcat feels quite at home with her, and even chews on her ears.
We're so happy that this story has a happy ending, and wish the sweet little bobcat all the luck in the world as she's rehabilitated and eventually released back into the wild.