Baby animals have an extraordinary ability to strike up friendships across species. Marina, the kitten, and Laura, the piglet, are both residing at Santuario Igualdad Interespecie, an animal rescue near Santiago, Chile, where the two have formed a strong bond.
In the caption for the second video below, a portion translates to, "For them, being of different species is not an impediment to communicate, play or love each other because they know that deep down they are very similar. Laura and Marina are babies who need love and care, however, outside the sanctuary are treated totally opposite way." It goes on to point out that, outside the rescue, Laura would be considered very differently than Marina - most people do not regard pigs in the same way that they regard typical pets like cats and dogs. The team at Santuario Igualdad Interespecie hopes that the videos of Marina and Laura will help people to see animals differently and develop the same level of compassion for other animals that so many already possess for their pets.
The three videos below from Santuario Igualdad Interespecie's Facebook page show just how much love Marina and Laura have for each other. For them, love clearly comes in all shapes and sizes (including a parakeet friend who makes an appearance in the third video!), and even a difference in species won't stop them from developing mutual trust and respect.