In the most heartwarming inter-species friendship we've seen this week, an adorable puppy refused to leave the freezing calf he rescued from near-death.

 Reddit user Oakenboken posted photos of his Labrador, Bosko, and a shivering calf the dog found on their ranch.

"His mother was too weak to care for him, and the cold and wet had nearly taken him," Oakenboken described on Imgur. "His nose was frozen stiff and his eyes looked dead, but he was breathing.. if barely."

Oakenboken's mother and grandmother took the baby calf into their home and tried to warm it with blankets and heating pads.

For four hours, the baby calf laid amongst the blankets, barely alive. Bosko refused to leave his side, staying with him throughout the night.

Oakenboken reported that the baby calf seemed to have recovered. After a few weeks of bottle feeding and a warm life in the chicken coop, the calf returned to life amongst the cows.

But he'd made a new best friend in the process.

See the baby calf and his rescuer below:

Responses to "Dog Refuses To Leave Freezing Calf (PHOTOS)"

  1. Ruth says:

    I live for your posts on Facebook or Twitter. They never cease to inspire me. May all beings be happy and loved :)

  2. Anonymous says:

    what a wonderful world this would be if humans showed this much dedication and compassion..............<3

  3. Anonymous says:

    Amen/Blessed Be!! <3<3<3

  4. Alicia LaHaie says:

    I love this story. Animals are so loving... Humans could learn a lesson or two from them. :)

  5. Anonymous says:

    I've been touched by this story. What the World needs now is more of this compassion, love and understanding and there would be no more wars in the World just love.

  6. animals serve without greed for return favour.

  7. Unknown says:

    What a wonderfull story. Makes you wonder why humans are so rotten to each other !

  8. Anonymous says:

    Awsome story. True dedication, that dog has so much love for an animal of a different species. Human should take lessons from animals! Learn to love all kinds and not hate!

  9. Anonymous says:

    A wonderful dog and awesome people who gave the calf a chance in life. Thank you.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I just wonder what's going to happen the calf who is "back amongst the cows." Cows don't live free on ranches in this world. I'm not trying to negate the awesomeness of the dog, but I hope these people turn from farming animals to farming vegetables and plants. Otherwise, this effort was pointless and the calf would have been better freezing to death - I hear it's pretty painless way to die.

  11. Anonymous says:

    This family obviously has enough love their hearts to care for their cattle. Though cattle they be, sometimes friends are found in the most unlikely places. KUDOS!

  12. Anonymous says:

    God gave us dogs to learn how to love like humans should

  13. love is, and for that we are forever grateful☺♥☻

  14. Anonymous says:

    I love happy endings..has theres so much cruelty in the world.....lovely story,ty for sharing kath..

  15. Unknown says:

    Mankind needs to take lessons from the unconditional love of animals .....

  16. Beautiful! Thank You for posting! This world can certainly do with more of you! xx

  17. Anonymous says:

    So many living things show funny personality and kindness....we can learn so much. I look forward to your stories.

  18. Anonymous says:

    This is a wonderful story of love compassion. My Grandsons both loved it!

  19. Morgana says:

    Wanderfull moments taught by magnificent creatures of God.

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  21. Anonymous says:

    I completely believe this story. Our rescue dog looked after our cat's kittens, gently breaking up fights with his face and he would find the kittens for me when I lost them. They also played "tag" and races, all around the house. They were an absolute delight to see.

  22. Dog Names says:

    The simple but beautiful feeling between animals!

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