Puppy and Kitten Grow Up Together As 'Best Friends' in Heartwarming Video

A video chronicling the shared journey of a puppy and kitten as they grew into adulthood has left many feeling emotional on social media.

Footage of Nash the golden retriever and his feline friend Nala was uploaded to TikTok by nashypaws, with the heartwarming clip accumulating 2.9 million views.

Although popular culture would have you believe that cats and dogs are mortal enemies, research suggests the two species are perfectly capable of living side-by-side. In fact, some cats and dogs actually enjoy each other's company.

A puppy and a cat cuddling.
Stock image of a puppy and a cat cuddling. A cat and dog's journey through life together has been chronicled in a sweet video. FamVeld/Getty

In a 2020 study, veterinary scientists in Italy conducted a major poll involving 1,270 people who owned both a cat and a dog, with the results highlighting the fact that many live in harmony with each other.

The most notable findings from the survey included the revelation that 64 percent of the pet owners polled reported that their cats and dogs sometimes played together.

Meanwhile, 58 percent of those quizzed said their cats and dogs even slept together sometimes, while a further 11 percent claimed their cats and dogs snoozed alongside each other every night.

Nash and Nala's special bond was borne out of the fact they grew up together, with their owners purchasing the pair as a puppy and kitten respectively.

With little in the way of a conception of what life might have been like without a cat or dog by their side, it would appear the two have leaned on each other for comfort and support ever since.

Footage of their adorable antics can be watched here, with the viral clip of the super-cute pairing showing them enjoying cuddles and snuggles aplenty.

More than anything though, it seems as though Nash and Nala are inseparable in everything they do as an onscreen caption brands them "best friends."

Alongside the moments of affection, the video showcases the licks, the play fighting, the naps, and the moments of discovery the pet duo have enjoyed together in their life so far.

A heartwarming journey captured perfectly in the space of the 21-second clip, the video drew a strong response on social media with cat and dog fans alike taking to the comments section.

Melissa Antonina Fid thought it was "absolutely adorable," while Chloe Kildea985 admitted the footage left her "crying."

Voyager Harness said: "This is too cute!" while Kittayykat lamented: "My puppy and kittens could never." _Nick32_ also saw the video as his "life goal."

Userkenks commented: "ok only way I'm getting a cat," while Sarah Carte declared the cat and dog duo: "Best friends for life."

Newsweek has contacted nashypaws for comment.