Here's a vintage story that has its origins back in 2007 in St. Petersburgh, Russia.
A stray calico broke into the city's zoo and apparently saw a lynx pacing in a cage, prompting the calico to enter the enclosure without thinking twice. (It was probably hoping to score some leftovers!) Then the first in a series of surprises went down, when the lynx, a wild cat, greeted the calico and then, like he was a new friend, started licking her!
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The officials were shocked to see the lynx hang out with a cat, entering the enclosure and taking the calico out. But the cat ran back into the enclosure yet again, the two animals bonding quickly and embarking on a very unusual relationship.
At that point, the zoo officials decided to let the kitty stay, naming her Dusya and watching as she and Linda (the lynx) became inseparable over the subsequent years. Thousands of people came to see the cats living together, with the zoo constantly releasing videos of their time spent together.
In 2014, the zoo published an amazing video showing Linda and Dusya grooming each other. To be honest, it's among the cutest things we've ever seen. Of course, the video went viral almost immediately – it was obvious that people are touched by this unusual friendship.
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