We're all used to the saying "dog is man's best friend," but that's not really the case when it comes to this adorable pup from Tory Island, Ireland! Instead of palling around with his human owner, Ben the retriever chooses to spend his days with a different type of mammal.
Now their unique friendship is going viral and it's easy to understand why! Every day, Ben jumps head-first into the chilly ocean water and swims out several hundred feet past the crashing waves!
Then, as if on cue, a head pops out of the water right beside Ben! It's Duggie, Ben's best friend that just so happens to be a dolphin!
Their friendship may seem strange to some, but they don't care - in fact, Ben's owner Pat Doohan told the Irish Independent that Ben and his sea-dwelling friend have the best time when they're together. He said that they'll be out there swimming around and the dolphin will come up behind Ben and get a fix on the direction he is going.
Every time Ben jumps into the ocean, Duggie's head will appear right by his side. It's clear she's not going anywhere!
It's shocking to see a land loving dog and a water living creature become besties. It's even neater to see the dog paddling alongside the water mammal.
Learn more about their adorable friendship in the video below. Their time together proves that you don't need to be of the same species to build a lasting friendship.