Have you ever felt like your cat knows when you enter the room even if they look like they are fast asleep? It's probably true, because they do understand things, far more than they let on.
A YouTube video posted by National Geographic shows the unlikely friendship between a cat and a dog. Theirs is not just a casual friendship either, they depend on each other and are so bonded that it is impossible to look at them and not go, "awww".
The YouTube video, which is part of a National Geographic documentary, "The Secret life of Cats", documents the friendship offered by Pudditat, a top cat to the 13-year-old chocolate Labrador Tervel, who is not only blind, but also partially deaf.
Tervel had been diagnosed with cataract and in order to avoid bumping into things and getting hurt, he used to stay put in his basket. That was until his owner adopted a stray cat named "Pudditat", who took a shine to the blind farm dog.
Anne, who takes care of these animals, revealed that Pudditat has a reputation of not getting along with other cats. "He will bully other cats into submission," she said.
However, out of sheer love, or tug of compassion for his less fortunate friend, an unlikely friendship blossomed between Pudditat and Tervel. "He (Pudditat) prefers Tervel to any of the other cats...He must have known Tervel was blind, because he sort of bonded with him straight away," Anne explained.
She opines that theirs is love at first sight and that their bond is unmistakable. "Pudditat would seek out Tervel and then they will snuggle up and rub against each other."
What is even more astonishing was Pudditat's willingness in assuming the role of a guide cat to the blind Tervel. "He just seemed to know that there is need there, somehow."
Even Tervel is happier and more confident when his feline friend is around. He relies on him to get around and avoid bumping into things. Especially when they are out, Pudditat takes the lead, and Tervel follows him around, sniffing the tail, Anne explained.
The YouTube video posted by National Geographic has over 619,140 hits and has touched millions of hearts, even compelling users to wonder why humans can't learn the lesson of compassion from these furry friends.
"If animals can have such kind hearts. Why cant we human be the same. Thumbs up this video if you want a better world. Spread the message from Ellen Degeneres♥♥♥♥♥♡♡♡♡♡" posted Ng Wen Li.
John Connor stated, "Animal Kingdom > Humanity", while Johnny Love declared, "Warms my heart to see this".