After losing her own litter of puppies, Molly the beagle spent days in utter grief. Like any mother who loses her young, she was devastated.

Things brightened for Molly when she crossed paths with an abandoned baby possum. Molly’s parents, Elle and Sara Moyle, aren’t sure how the two met, but when Molly carried Poss home on her back, they allowed the friendship to blossom.

The two have been inseparable ever since, and Molly’s taken on a maternal role with Poss.

Of the positive impact the relationship has had on Molly, Sara Moyle states: “It’s certainly uplifted her mood, they both needed each other, I think, so it’s been a fantastic relationship.”