The instinct to care for young and vulnerable beings transcends species. Don’t believe us? Take a look at Memory, the Boston Terrier, and her adopted brood of kittens.

When the kittens were found abandoned in the woods near Memory’s home, she stepped in to take care of them right away. According to her pet parent, the kittens were around one-week-old when they were discovered. They were cold and wet and, well, cats – but that didn’t phase Memory.

Treating them as if they were her own, she even allowed them to nurse from her! Regardless of their species, the kittens were in need of a helping paw and Memory was more than happy to extend her own. After all, isn’t stepping in when you’re needed most what being a great mother is all about?