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Precious Dog Adopts Injured Baby Bird + Raises Her as His Own (VIDEOS)

A 2-year-old Boxer named Rusty has taken an injured baby bird under his figurative wing. Read: paw.

After falling out of her nest and injuring her wing, the infant bird — conveniently named Birdie — was adopted by Rusty, who helped to nurse the baby back to health.

Before she could walk, Rusty would even allow Birdie to ride around on his back.

Thanks to Rusty’s love and attention, Birdie is flying again and even has a temporary nest inside Rusty’s owner’s home.

Guys, why is platonic inter-species loving always so adorable?

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