Two neighbors had never met face-to-face, but that didn't affect the strength of their friendship.
Messy is a yellow Labrador who lives with his mom, Oranit Kittragul, in Thailand. He's a sweet pup who is always willing to show the love, and when a fellow canine needed comfort, he was there to help.
Kittragul told The Dodo that Messy had struck up a long distance relationship with a dog he had never met. A Husky named Audi lives across the street, and whenever his owners left him alone outside, Audi would cry.
In an effort to help the lonesome Husky feel better, Kittragul would send her lovable Lab out into his own yard. The two dogs would bark back and forth communicating in a language all their own. Eventually, Audi would quiet down, and it seemed liked Messy was comforting his neighbor from across the street.
This routine went on for some time, but then one day, Audi got loose. Suddenly on the other side of his fence, he immediately took the opportunity to finally meet the dog he'd been communicating with but had never met.
Audi ran up to Messy's fence, and the two dogs greeted each other with a warm embrace. Kittragul was lucky enough to get the encounter on camera, and she was amazed to see an instant connection between the two big dogs.
The famous hug took place in February, but after Kittragul shared the pictures on social media, the world couldn't help but spread the love. Messy and Audi have since gone back to their respective sides of the street, but they don't need to be in the same yard to comfort each other when times are rough.
What do you think of this story? Let us know in the comments below.
Photos by Oranit Kittragul via The Dodo
WATCH NOW: This Island Is Filled with Adoptable Puppies