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It’s unfortunate when baby animals are left orphaned, and in this video, a group of ducklings found themselves alone to fend for themselves. Luckily, this story has a happy ending: A local cat decided to take it upon herself to adopt them!

What’s more, the mom already has kittens of her own and manages to nurse all of her babies — her own and her adopted ducklings. In the video, watch as these babies grow into “big kids” and learn to get along with each other! It’s a beautiful thing to see when animals can look past differences and show compassion.

As humans, many of us see the world differently — “it’s us versus them” — but it doesn’t have to be this way. We need to look past artificial barriers and extend love to all beings. (Hint: A great way to do this is by not eating any!) Watch as these kittens and ducklings cuddle next to their new cat mom.