Doting Dog Dad Fosters Motherless Kittens in Adorable Video: 'Good Boy'

A video has gone viral that captures a dog called Arlo fostering a litter of kittens after its owner brought them all home without their mother and in need of attention.

u/westcoastcdn19 shared the clip on Reddit. Since Wednesday, the video has so far reached over 40,800 upvotes and almost 400 comments.

According to the footage, the dog can be seen befriending the kittens and looking after them like a real cat mom.

In the video captions, Arlo's owner says that when they brought the foster kittens home they didn't expect the dog's reaction: "My heart couldn't prepare for how much he'd love them."

While they gave most of the foster kittens away for adoption, they had to keep one for Arlo, as the two pets had bonded deeply and have now become inseparable. Funny enough they're also the same color!

Arlo is also famous on TikTok, where he's known as Tales of Arlo. On this account, his owner often shares their adventures and his sweet moments with his new feline best friend.

Cats and dogs can be real good friends to each other, according to science. A survey carried out by a group of Italian veterinarians found that about only 21.6 percent of dogs participating in the study attacked cats, while 24.1 percent of cats attacked dogs.

Moreover, most cats and dogs actually do get along with each other pretty well. In fact, 68.5 percent of owners said their pets slept together at least occasionally and 62.4 percent of respondents said their cat and dog played together.

Most users loved the video and praised the good boy. One user, Getting_Help, said: "This is seriously the cutest thing I've ever seen."

ArsenicAndRoses commented: "This is unreasonably cute. I demand my frown back."

DylanMartin97 commented: "I'm pretty sure this cured my depression."

And hawaiian0n said: "I think I've discovered Type 3 Diabetes from how sweet this is." However, VictarionGreyjoy pointed out: "The joke was very funny, but there's actually already 4 types of diabetes."

Cyanocittaetprocyon suggested: "I think doggo and kitty are long lost siblings."

Shot-Yogurtcloset888 remarked: "I came here to say this exact thing. I want to bring a kitten home now so my chow can raise it."

Justbrowsing0127 shared a very personal memory: "My dog and cat were best of friends. They are together, slept together, got fat together. When my wonderful pup passed, my cat started ripping the fur out of her arms. It was terribly sad."

Rainbow_mama joked on behalf of the cat, "Aww the kitten is like this is my dad," while hawaiian0n said, "I wonder what dad jokes he makes."

DanielBWeston added: "They're probably a bit ruff."

FortiSysadmin commented: "Zoos use dogs all the time to raise all kinds of rejected or orphaned babies. Dogs are the best."

And EB8Jg4DNZ8ami757 wrote: "Dogs are the greatest human achievement."

Newsweek has contacted u/westcoastcdn19 for comment.

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Cat and dog napping together
A stock image shows a dog and a kitten napping together. A dog has gone viral for fostering a whole litter of kittens without a mother, and the internet loves him! Getty Images