The kindness of animals never ceases to amaze me, with this being one of the cutest examples of it I’ve seen yet. It seems that after a sweet little kitten was rejected by its own mother, this golden retriever stepped in and took over as a foster parent. Ichimi, the rescue kitten, and Ponzu the golden retriever have developed quite the friendship, sharing everything from naps to playtime to naps, and oh yeah — don’t forget naps. Ponzu was even there looking on when Ichimi had her first licks of a snowman. Ever the watchful and protective father, Ponzu continues to be a faithful watchdog of Ichimi and if you’d like to keep up with these pet friends, follow along on Instagram.