13 Photos Of This Toddler And Poodle Duo Prove Friendship Comes In All Shapes And Sizes

Doesn't get much cuter than this.

While we all have precious moments with our pets, one duo's photo series is too cute to ignore.

In a series of images shared to their Instagram account, 1-year-old Mame poses with her adorable giant poodle named Riku. And while the poodle is certainly big, the scale is emphasized when standing alongside the teeny toddler. 

In their photos, Mame and Riku take naps, go on bike rides, sport matching outfits, and spend some good quality time together. 

"Riku and Mame seem like real siblings," Mame's grandmother tells A Plus in an email. "This friendship [began] before [Mame] was born. When she was a baby in the mother's womb, Riku always touched her mother's belly. We were saying that Riku was communicating with Mame." Mame's grandmother adds that after Mame was born, Riku often slept alongside her new friend too.

"They have a relationship of trust," she says. "They think of each other, and the dog [will] always look out for her."

Their Instagram account has raked in over 137 thousand followers to date, and each photo collects floods of positive comments. 

Mame's grandmother says that the reason she started taking these pictures was to grow her personal collection. Now, she's delighted to have received such a huge response from the world.

And this isn't the first time we've totally fallen in love with a human-and-animal duo: last year, we covered Karen Schoeve and her 1000-pound bison friend, Bullet. There's also photographer Christoper Cline, who photoshops his dog, Juji, into a humungous character fit for an adventure. 

That said, take a scroll through Mame and Riku's photos below; it's hard not to smile. 

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(H/T: HuffPost)

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