In Rode, India, locals were touched by the compassion of a Rhesus macaque monkey who had adopted a homeless puppy. Town locals thought it was bizarre at first, but the apparent love between the two animals was too much to deny. This just goes to show you that love knows no species.
The monkey cares for the little puppy and keeps the little one close as if he were caring for his own baby.
The details of how the two met are unclear, but the puppy, who was likely born on the streets, seems well taken care of.
The monkey doesn’t let the puppy out of his sight for a moment and has even defended him from other street dogs.
When villagers, started to leave food out for the pair, the monkey always allowed the puppy to eat first.
Zee News reports: “Their undying affection gives us a valuable lesson about relationships.”
It’s remarkable that a difference in species didn’t keep this monkey from becoming a responsible parent to a puppy who otherwise would not have had anyone to care for him. That just goes to show you that compassion has no limit!
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