This dog and dolphin's love for each other will warm your heart

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They say a dog is man's best friend, right? Well, in this case the dog's best friend is a dolphin.

Ben the dog and Duggie the dolphin have been gathering quite a fanbase online after a video showing their friendship was posted to the Facebook page "Rare Irish Stuff."

Apparently Ben the labrador swims to the harbor of Tory Island, off the northwest coast of Ireland, every day to meet his best bud Duggie, who sadly lost his dolphin mate a wee while ago.

The pair have been captured frolicking in the water by sightseers and they hang out for hours at a time. So strong is their friendship, that Duggie won't even join passing dolphin pods.

Now that's what you call loyalty!

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