Animals love deeply and unconditionally. This is true for both domesticated animals and animals that live in the wild. Animals are loyal to those they love, and they find unique ways to show that love.
We’ve gathered 36 photos that prove that animals are made of love. This includes photos of animals with their favorite humans and animals with other members of their species. But there’s one thing all these photos have in common: they’re all sure to make you smile.
Animals find incredible ways to express their love for each other. If you’re ready to have your heart warmed, check out these photos. These photos will show you just how much love there is in the animal kingdom!
1) Heart Feathers
This beautiful owl is covered in heart-shaped feathers! The owl herself is also as sweet as can be—look at the loving expression on her face as her human buddy gives her head scratches. This unique-looking owl wears her heart on her sleeve—or, on her feathers!
2) Puppy Kisses
The woman who took this photo explained that the picture shows her beloved dog giving her fiancé kisses on their wedding day. The woman got the dog before she met her fiancé, and it took the pup a little while to warm up to him. But now, as you can see in the photo, the dog and fiancé love each other!
3) Eyes Full Of Love
This little puppy loves his brother than anything in the world. You can see that love in this puppy’s eyes. Just look at the way he stares up at his human—it’s clear that he absolutely adores him and never wants to leave his lap.
4) Biggest Smile
Hanu is a dog with an incredible smile! This sweet dog gives her humans the biggest smile every time they walked into the room. She can’t help herself—she needs to express her love for her favorite people every time she sees them.
5) Loving Cats
At first glance, this photo simply looks like a picture of two cats hanging out by a door. But the cats’ owner explained that it’s actually a photo of the cats waiting for their owner to appear. Every time the cats’ owner leaves the room, the cats do this—they never want to be far from their favorite person.
6) Dog and Duck
Over the years, this dog and duck have become best buddies. The two love taking naps together, and they also always enjoy playing together. These best friends may be a bit unusual, but they don’t mind at all!
7) Puppy Love
This adorable little creature is Clover. She’s a pippet—a cross between a whippet and a pit bull. This photo shows one of Clover’s first days at home, and it’s clear she already loves her new human family. Just look at those big puppy eyes!
8) Guard Dog
This guard dog definitely looks more adorable than frightening! Everybody who walks by just wants to give his face a big squeeze. Still, though, we’re sure the dog does a good job at guarding his home when the situation calls for it.
9) Handsome Hank
Meet Hank: an adorable dog who is incredibly good at posing for the camera. His mom loves shooting pictures of him and sharing them all of his adoring fans. It’s also clear in this photo how much Hank loves his mom—just look at the way he’s looking at her.
10) A Mother’s Love
Here’s a beautiful example of how much mother leopards love their little cubs. This mama cat curled up with her baby for a nap, and she protected her cub while he was sleeping. It’s clear that this big cat would do anything for her cub.
11) Smiling Pit Bull
This pit bull loves her family, and she shows them how much she loves them by giving them big smiles. She’s also a sweet, patient dog who doesn’t mind wearing cute accessories on her head. She’ll do anything to make her humans happy!
12) Napping Kitty
This cat owner says that she wanted a dog and her husband wanted a cat because dogs are ‘too needy.’ They ended up comprising—they got a cat that acts just like a dog! This sweet little kitty loves curling up with her mom for naps.
13) Perfect Remy
Remy is a sweet senior dog who loves hanging out in his owners’ store and meeting the people who walk by. Everyone who goes by asks if they can pet Remy, and so his owners put out this sign. We’re so glad this sweet boy is getting to experience so much love.
14) Naughty Or Nice
Stephen the cat has to be on Santa’s nice list—just look at how friendly he is with Santa! We’re glad that Stephen got to have such a fun Christmas, and we’re happy that he got to meet Santa himself. We hope this cat had lots of toys and treats waiting under the tree for him.
15) Cat And Dog Love
These two animals may be from different species, but they still love each other more than anything. The cat always enjoys giving the dog a bath with her tongue. The pup always smiles and wags his tail during these baths—he’s so happy to be hanging out with his cat friend!
16) Too Cute To Work
A Redditor shared this photo with the caption: “Sorry boss, I can’t come in today. My dog is being too cute.” We definitely understand where this Redditor is coming from—how can you leave this cute face? We’re so glad this adorable dog has found an owner who loves them this much!
17) Golden Retriever Party
At this ugly Christmas sweater party, all the guests were Golden Retrievers! We definitely hope we can score an invitation to this party next holiday season—it looks like it was a blast. All the dogs also look great in their sweaters.
18) Sugar Glider Surprise
This Redditor explained that she was in line at a store when a woman came up to her and asked if she wanted to see something that would make her day better. Then, the woman pulled out this sugar glider! We’re sure the Redditor smiled when she saw this cute little sugar glider staring up at her.
19) Nap Time
While this may look like a loving moment between a cat and her owner, it turns out the cat and the human are actually strangers. The person who took the photo explained that he got home and found this cat waiting for him on his porch. The cat then meowed until the person let her take a nap on his lap. Just like that, the two went from strangers to friends!
20) Cat Hugs
The Redditor who took his photo explained that she had been away for a month. When she got home, her cat wouldn’t let her out of his sight! The sweet cat curled up next to his mom on the couch, and he also hugged her arm. He knew that if he acted cute, his mom would have a much harder time leaving again!
21) Goat Scratches
It’s clear that this goat loves hanging out with his human buddy. After all, who else is going to give him unlimited head scratches? We’re glad these two get to spend so much time together!
22) Turkey Cuddles
Who says you can only cuddle furry animals? As this turkey shows, our feathered friends also enjoy a good cuddle with a human who loves them! This sweet turkey is having a blast hanging out with his friend.
23) Cow Kiss
This cow wanted to show his new best friend how much he loved him, and so he gave him a big kiss. We love this adorable selfie—it’s clear that both the man and the cow are enjoying spending time together. We hope these two continue going on fun adventures together.
24) Puppy Hugs
These puppy brothers love each other more than anything in the world. The pair always take naps together, and while they’re napping, they often hug each other. These two little puppies are as cute as can be.
25) Monkey Love
Here’s a photo that shows the incredible bond between a mother and her child. These two clearly love each other, and this photo does an amazing job at capturing that love.
26) Cat And Guinea Pig Buddies
You wouldn’t think cats and guineas pigs would get along, but as this photo proves, these two species can become friends! This sweet little kitten loves cuddling with her guinea pig brother while she’s taking her afternoon naps.
27) Newborn Guardian
This sweet dog just met his new baby sister, but he already loves her. Just look at the way he stares down at her—it’s clear that he’ll always protect her and keep her safe.
28) Dog Hugs
When you’re feeling down, nothing makes you feel better than a hug from your furry best friend! This pup made sure to give his mom a big hug when she was having a bad day. Just like that, her day completely turned around.
29) Dog Smiles
The caption for this photo perfectly sums up the special relationship between a dog and their human: “ When you get to bring your dog to work and she reminds you that you’re her favorite person.” We love the way this pup is looking at her mom—it’s clear that the dog and her mom both adore each other.
30) Capybara Snuggles
Capybaras are some of the friendliest creatures in the animal kingdom, and this photo helps prove it. This capybara just wanted to hang out and cuddle with his human friend, and luckily, his human buddy was happy with this arrangement. These two are having a great time together!
31) Toddler And Puppy
These two have just met, but they already love each other! The toddler and puppy are going to grow up together, and they’re going to learn so much from each other. We’re so happy that these two are going to get to spend so much time together!
32) Safety First
This little puppy wants his human to be safe while he’s driving. The puppy also simply loves holding animals while his human drives them. This puppy clearly loves his human more than anything!
33) True Love
Looking into this dog’s eyes, it’s clear that he loves his human. Just look at the way he stares up at his favorite person—his eyes are filled with so much love and joy.
34) Pup Medicine
This woman’s husband explained that she was feeling sick, and so she spent the day in bed. Her dogs noticed that she wasn’t doing well, and they immediately hopped into bed with her. The dogs were determined to make her feel better, and we’re sure that all these cuddles helped immensely!
35) Friendly Cheetah
This cheetah and girl grew up together, and now, they have an incredible bond. Just look at the way they press their heads together—it’s clear that the cheetah trusts this girl and loves her more than anything in the world.
36) Sheep And His Buddy
This wooly sheep has found an unlikely best friend: a little girl! The little girl loves the sheep, and she always enjoys giving him tons of kisses. We’re sure these two are going to go on tons of fun barnyard adventures together.
Love In The Animal Kingdom
These photos all show how much love animals have for other members of their species and their human families. In these photos, you can see how much love animals carry with them. These adorable photos are all sure to melt your heart!
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