We’re sure Tony, the small gray, curly-haired dog, didn’t expect to become a surrogate mother for a gorgeous newborn koala when he went outside to play in his garden.
Tony is a kind dog, and when he saw the koala baby, he let him crawl up on his back. Fortunately, his owner was around to record the unexpected yet priceless incident on tape.
Tony was the koala’s best buddy on this particular day. Dogs have been known to demonstrate generosity and protect other species, but on this particular day, Tony was the koala’s best friend. His owner had no idea where the mother koala was, but imagined she was still high in the trees.
Tony let the joey tag along for a few minutes before shaking it off and giving it a smell.
The joey immediately wanted to return to the safety of Tony’s back, and the two cuties circle each other, with a determined joey attempting to reclaim Tony’s back. Tony’s owner, Henry, said:
“I followed him on his way out and saw the baby jump on him. It went on for about two minutes before he fell off and scampered up a tree.”
The charming new friends could not be cuter, and they are winning hearts all around the world. Henry wrote in the video description:
“Tony, my dog, is quite nice and acceptable. I’m confident he won’t harm the baby Koala, and that the infant will hop off his back on its own.”
Nobody knows for sure why the baby koala was alone that day but it seemed to know where it was returning to. The sound it makes as it climbs is the cutest thing we’ve ever heard and we wonder, is the koala saying goodbye?