Sign up for the Daily Buzz newsletter

You have been successfully added to our newsletter.

You will be up to date with all our Daily Buzz updates, including special offers

Let our news meet your inbox

These dogs are separated by fences — but that doesn't stop their sweet friendship

by Arin Greenwood /

Messy and Audi are two dogs who live across the street from one another in Thailand. For the last year or so, they've had as close a friendship as can be — without ever having actually met face to face.

Oranit Kittragul noticed that Audi would often cry when left alone outside in his yard. So Kittragul would dispatch her dog — the sweet, friendly Messy — outside into their yard to provide some comfort.

Messy would bark a little, which seemed to help Audi feel better. "I don't know what they are communicating," she told The Dodo. "But he stops crying."

 When Messy and Audi finally met face to face, they embraced. Oranit Kittragul

Then one day, Audi got loose. He seized the chance to finally have contact with Messy, who welcomed the sweet embrace.

"He ran to my dog and they hugged each other," Kittragul said.

 Oranit Kittragul luckily caught a photo of the sweet embrace. Oranit Kittragul

Kittragul shared the photos on social media. While the hug actually took place in February, in the last couple of weeks, the dogs have been featured in publications across the world.

 Messy's other hobbies include sitting in pools of water. Oranit Kittragul

Kittragul told TODAY she's a little surprised at how much attention they've received.

"My purpose is just to share a nice photo and story," she said.

But knowing Messy to be a lovely and affectionate dog, Kittragul isn't surprised that he'd have such a tender friendship.

 Oranit Kittragul said Messy is taking his fame in stride. "He's an animal, I don't think he will respond to this spotlight," she said. Oranit Kittragul

The path to love isn't always smooth or easy, or entirely fulfilling as a narrative. Despite a now-famous moment of devotion, Messy and Audi haven't actually had the opportunity to just get together and play.

"Not yet," Kittragul said. "But sometimes I bring Messy to visit Audi in front of Audi's house."

Get the Daily Buzz

Subscribe to our newsletter.

Get the Daily Buzz

Subscribe to our newsletter.