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This duck cheering up a heartbroken dog is melting hearts on Facebook

Gettin’ by with a lil help from his (duck) friend.

THERE’S NO BETTER tale than one of inter-species friendship, and this one is a doozy.

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Writing on Facebook, Jacquie Litton from Tennessee explained that her dog George was grieving after his best friend of 12 years, a labrador named Blackie, passed away.

“George has been heartbroken and has grieved with anxiety so bad he has almost died twice,” she said.

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Then, a couple of weeks ago, a duck showed up on the porch where George likes to hang out. The pair formed an instant bond, and George doesn’t seem so lonely any more.

We have no idea where this duck came from but he sure does love George and since the duck has arrived, George has not cried one time… Even more strangely [the duck arrived] the anniversary week of Blackie’s passing.

The dog and the duck (named Donald) have been inseparable ever since, going on morning strolls and taking naps by each other’s sides.

https://www.facebook.com/jacquie.litton/videos/10207190637785254/

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The dog and duck duo have amassed a following on Facebook, and were even featured on the local news.

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“They’re totally different species,” Jacquie told WKWOW. “But they’ve found company and comfort in each other.”

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