The now five-week-old kitten was just days old when she was found abandoned in a London garden. Ava met her furry friend Barney at the animal shelter. The adorable duo love to snuggle, play and watch TV together, reveals Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. The three-year-old labrador monitors the kitten's every move around the office to make sure she's safe.
"Barney adores Ava and can't wait to come into Battersea every morning so he can see her. It's great for Ava too, because she doesn't have a mum or brothers or sisters, so Barney has become her best friend and favourite playmate," says Head Nurse Rachel Ab'dee. "It's wonderful to see them so happy together and to know that their most difficult days are behind them," she adds.
Their unlikely friendship has touched the hearts of many on social media:
Isn't it funny how animals can do what we humans can't. Just be kind.— Kate Austin (@kateaustin496) September 12, 2017
I just love it us Brits are so gooey over a cute video (me included). Reminds us in this increasingly cruel world, there is still kindness.— Countess Bathurst (@CotswoldLadyB) September 13, 2017
Cuteness overload?— BatterseaDogs&Cats (@BDCH) September 12, 2017
Snuggles. Look at that tiny paw. https://t.co/EWhoImgn0D— Jacqueline Hazelton (@DrJLHazelton) September 12, 2017
No, *you're* crying... https://t.co/MN9VqAY0Mb— Neil Hopkins (@thermalsatsuma) September 12, 2017
Fortunately, Ava already has a forever home lined up and will be on her way once she is old enough to leave. Barney, who has been adopted by one of the Battersea team members, remains "very happy to lend a paw for kittens in need." Click for more trending news