We have heard of inseparable bonds between lovers, friends and family. It is natural to love your own, after all. We’ve also heard of animal bonds — dogs, penguins, birds and dolphins are known to hold long relationships that can last a lifetime. And we have also heard of human and animal friendships as well.

Ever since humans have learned to domesticate animals during the Stone Age, we have kept them as loyal companions and helpers. Strong human and animal bonds have a mutually beneficial & dynamic relationship between the people and the animals, improving the health and the well being of both. Here are the 10 most awesome human and animal friendships.

Two Guys Befriended A Lion Cub

Friends Ace Berg and John Rendall bought a 35 lb. lion cub at Harrods in 1969. They called the cub ‘Christian’, but within one year they face a problem: Christian was getting too big to keep. They knew sooner or later that they couldn’t keep him any longer and they had to send their pet away to Africa where the cub was rehabilitated before being released to the wild.

A few years later, the two decided to visit their friend in Africa. They were warned that the odds of finding him, lest of Christian still recognizing them, are slim. Yet, they still decided to make the trip.

When they arrived, they received a heartwarming welcome from their old friend, who now has his own pride. He still perfectly recognized his human buddies and gave them a big hug.

Eight-Year-Old Received Random Gifts From Crows

Gabi Mann is an eight-year-old kid from Seattle, Washington. She started befriending crows that visited her home by feeding them. Soon the crows would bring her gifts, such as beads, buttons, metal pieces and other kinds of small trinkets. Gabi says she keeps all the presents she received in labeled pots. How sweet!

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