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Well, this is easily the cutest thing ever.

An orphaned elephant in South Carolina named Bubbles has befriended a Black Labrador named Bella, as the two reside at Myrtle Beach Safari for Endangered Animals and regularly play together in the water.

As explained in the following video, Bubbles seems to take comfort in the presence of Bella, happily splashing around and letting the canine use his trunk as a jumping-off point for a game of catch.

Watch the animals interact now and take solace that there’s still hope for this poor crying elephant:

Elephant and Dog: Total BFFs!