The Mia Foundation, a NY-based non-profit organization and shelter that helps disabled animals and animals with defects, posted photos of a pigeon (Herman) and a chihuahua (Lundy) straight up cuddling. Of course, this led to the inevitable explosion of the Internet.
Lundy has no use of his legs, while Herman cannot fly. Naturally, these two are perfect friends, even if their pairing is a bit unlikely. Just feast your eyes on these adorable little lovebugs:
fuck it. small dog and pigeon pic.twitter.com/G9A551w0Le— emma (@emma_____weaver) February 16, 2020
In fact, the original Mia Foundation post got nearly 50,000 shares after it went up:
I see a new friendship blooming ❤️Herman and Lundy 😊Posted by The Mia Foundation - Love For Mia on Thursday, February 13, 2020
The pigeon has been living at The Mia Foundation for several years, as he will likely never be able to fly (perhaps due to a virus), while the little pup is just eight-weeks-old and could have had spinal damage. The hope is to get him walking again, though.
According to People, Sue Rogers, the founder of The Mia Foundation said, “Our main goal is take in animals born with birth defects…I set Herman on a dog bed and started caring for Lundy, and I decided to carefully put Lundy in the same dog bed next to him. The way they interacted was so cute.”
how i’m tryna be pic.twitter.com/DysYwGD1pF— ty 🦥 (@VenturaULT) February 16, 2020
According to People, the animals have a great life at the Foundation: “Herman is now a permanent resident at The Mia Foundation, where Rogers regularly brings the bird outside to take in the great outdoors.”
In fact, the Foundation provides a home for ten pets (they’re called “The Forever Ten”), while they rehabilitate and rescue countless others.
I get full attention at dinner-time 😂Posted by The Mia Foundation - Love For Mia on Sunday, February 16, 2020
In this video posted by the Mia Foundation, we see Herman and Lundy just chilling on a super comfy chair, being adorable. No, you’re crying.
Thank you!! ❤️❤️Posted by The Mia Foundation - Love For Mia on Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Here’s little Herman getting some love:
Good Morning!!!Have a wonderful day!Posted by The Mia Foundation - Love For Mia on Sunday, February 16, 2020
As for Lundy, he seems happy and healthy:
Lundy update!Posted by The Mia Foundation - Love For Mia on Friday, February 14, 2020
Of course, people are IN LOVE with these little cuties:
all i care about rn is the platonic relationship between this special needs chihuahua and pigeon that can’t fly—lundy and herman, the best of boys pic.twitter.com/Xsq0ElY8Ho— melissa casas (@melissahouses) February 14, 2020
this is the most beautiful thing I’ve see all day, and I live in paradise
— Prescott Patriot (@PrescottPatriot) February 19, 2020
They most probably lived before this life and shared it together …
— Arian de Koning (@AriandeKoning) February 15, 2020
I just can’t take it. This is beautiful. We need to be much more like animals. ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
— redhead 2422 (@Lauranimalsgirl) February 14, 2020
Of course, we all want them to be adopted…together! Lundy and Herman 4 Lyfe.
Here’s an unlikely pair…Herman the pigeon and Lundy the chihuahua.
Herman can’t fly because of neurological damage. And little Lundy can’t walk..
The two became besties when they were paired up at a rehab shelter in NY.
Question now– is if the two will be adopted together. pic.twitter.com/G87nvfGGQI
— Amanda Russo (@Amanda_Russo12) February 19, 2020