Thank God it's Friday. Your brain is probably already thinking about lie-ins, beer, TV and cake. Mmmm cake.

If you're already in this mindset you're probably also thinking about kittens. And puppies. And tiny bunny rabbits. And baby horses. And creatures that squeak helplessly and demand your complete devotion.

Scroll down for a gallery of little ones and larger ones
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Someday son, all this will be yours...

Some kind soul at Imgur has collated a series of pictures of animals and their tiny sidekicks. Whether they're offspring, siblings or simply little versions of the other, it is time to behold the cuteness.

(And if that's not enough to melt the cold, hard cockles of your heart, keep scrolling for our gallery of unlikely animal friendships. If the sight of a Rhodesian Ridgeback cuddling a microscopic piglet doesn't have you reaching for the tissues, you're beyond help.)

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Unlikely animal friendships
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  • Piglet and Rhodesian Ridgeback

  • Monkey and Dove

  • Orangutan Baby and Tiger Cub

  • Pitbull, Siamese cat and chicks

  • Macaque and the Kitten

  • Elephant and sheep

  • Owlet and the Greyhound

  • Lion, Tiger and Bear

  • Hippo and Goat

  • Iguana and cat