May 10, 2012 at 1:45 PM ET
Just in time for Mother's Day, this heartwarming story of a mom's love transcending species lines caught our eye today.
According to Deseret News, the story starts out rather sad. At the end of April, a 10-year-old Yorkshire terrier named Bridget gave birth to two puppies, but neither survived. An employee at the Humane Society of Utah’s Foster Care Department, where Bridget resides, then placed a litter of five kittens with the dog, and a happy ending began!
Bridget’s maternal instincts kicked in, and soon the Yorkie was acting as a surrogate mother to the little felines. She is now nurturing and nursing the kittens, and everyone is doing well, according to the Humane Society. Talk about a modern family!
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Lisa Granshaw writes and produces for TODAY.com. She is happy this family found each other!