This is the friendliest dog in the world – he’s best friends with 8 birds and a hamster

This is the friendliest dog in the world – he’s best friends with 8 birds and a hamster

We hope you’re somewhere cool, because these animal besties will absolutely melt you.
Bob the Golden Retriever is the gentlest giant around. He is incredibly friendly, and loves to cuddle with his bird and hamster siblings. Despite their differences in size and coat, these buddies get along perfectly, and enjoy spending their days together in their Sau Paulo home.
This is the friendliest dog in the world – he’s best friends with 8 birds and a hamster
Their owner, Luiz, captures photos of them in many adorable poses and posts them on their Instagram profile, which has won the hearts of over 200,000 followers.
This is the friendliest dog in the world – he’s best friends with 8 birds and a hamster

Bob joined Luiz Higa Junior when he was four months old. Since then, eight birds and a hamster have joined them, happily expanding their family.
This is the friendliest dog in the world – he’s best friends with 8 birds and a hamster

Luiz says that the whole crew gets along and has behaved well together since the very beginning.
This is the friendliest dog in the world – he’s best friends with 8 birds and a hamster

Bob spends so much time with his feathered friends, he probably thinks he’s a bird himself, and finds crafty ways to perch himself next to the flock.
This is the friendliest dog in the world – he’s best friends with 8 birds and a hamster

Birds of a feather (and Bob) flock together.
This is the friendliest dog in the world – he’s best friends with 8 birds and a hamster

Bob always has a smile on his face when he spends time with his friends, even more so when they nestle on top of him.
This is the friendliest dog in the world – he’s best friends with 8 birds and a hamster

It seems that napping is one of this clan’s favorite activities.
This is the friendliest dog in the world – he’s best friends with 8 birds and a hamster

However, Bob isn’t the only friendly one in the family. His siblings love to cuddle with him too, and even give him gentle pecks of affection.
This is the friendliest dog in the world – he’s best friends with 8 birds and a hamster

Bob is also quite protective of his smaller pals.
This is the friendliest dog in the world – he’s best friends with 8 birds and a hamster

Fur or feather, this bunch will always remain the best of friends.
This is the friendliest dog in the world – he’s best friends with 8 birds and a hamster

For more of pictures of this lovable animal crew, check out their page on Instagram.
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