Most kids benefit from having pets, as these photos demonstrate!

Animals and children are simply a winning combination. The friendship between a child and his or her pet can be more meaningful than words can express. The interaction with pets aids childhood development and helps kids' immune systems too.

They learn not only about responsibility but often also about respect for other species and the environment at large. Plus, we get to capture super cute moments like these. (Careful, this may exceed your daily adorableness quota.)

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Wow, this is what true friendship looks like. These are about the sweetest thing in the world. Is there anything more pure than a child's heart? Perhaps that of a pet. 

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