Waaaah! Sorry. You'll have to excuse us. Our hearts just melted a little bit after watching the video above, you see. And it's almost too much to take.

The story? When four baby hedgehogs lost their mother, a kindly cat was happy to step in and nurse them instead - although, as you can see, she takes plenty of care to look after her own kitten, too.

They're all from Russia, in case you were wondering. And we don't know much more than that, we're afraid. But we'd like to thank the nice people at Twentytwowords.com for first bringing this heart-warming scene to our attention.

Fancy cooing over some more unusual animal friendships? Go right ahead!

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  • 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