After being abandoned by her mother, a baby fawn, Pippin, was adopted by a Great Dane, Kate, and they have been best friends ever since.

Through the examination of instances of cross-species bonding, "Animal Odd Couples," a new PBS documentary which premiered Wednesday, Nov. 7, explores the possibility that animals can feel complex emotions.

The episode of the popular science series "Nature" taps animal behavior experts, who weigh in with observations about several fascinating relationships. Among those odd couples are Kate and Pip.

Kate, a Great Dane, adopted Pip, a deer, when Pip was abandoned by his mother as a fawn. Since then, the pair has shared a unique relationship, according to Kate's owner, Isobel Springett.

"When they greet each other, I've never seen anything like it. It's not a deer greeting a deer. It's not a dog greeting a dog. It's definitely something that they have between the two of them," Springett told "Nature."

This footage from the show highlights the unique greetings and affection the pair shows for each other. Fascinating as their relationship may be, it's incredibly adorable to watch Kate and Pip get along so well.

VIDEO Kate and Pippin- an Unlikely Love Story
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Responses to "'Animal Odd Couples' Kate And Pip, Great Dane And Deer, Are Unlikely Friends (VIDEO-PHOTOS) "

  1. Anonymous says:

    This is really beautiful to see. What friendship and love between them.<3<3<3

  2. 4 paws says:

    So touching to see their love for one another. Thank you for sharing this vidio.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    It warms my heart to see. Now if only humans could learn some lessons from animals and get along as well! Very nice.

  5. Anonymous says:

    This is such a great thing to see so beatuful. Thank you for sharing this wonder video!

  6. Anonymous says:

    I'm in awe.

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  8. Maija says:

    And responsibility in the dods face.

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