Cheetah cub meets playful pooch and it’s puppy love at first sight

These BFFs are all kinds of adorable.

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has introduced Emmett, a 10-week-old cheetah cub, who was hand-raised while being treated for a bout of pneumonia, to Cullen, a 7-week-old puppy, who is now the big cat’s best bud.

“Cullen will help Emmett to be more confident and calm as cheetahs are naturally skittish animals,” the zoo said in introducing the pair to the public this month.

Cheetah cub and puppy are becoming fast friends at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium/Facebook
Cheetah cub and puppy are becoming fast friends at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium/Facebook

Emmett was born at the Wilds in Cumberland, Ohio and will act as an “ambassador” for wild cheetahs. And, according to the zoo, Cullen “will be with him every step of the way.”

Every single cute step, that is.

Cuteness overload.  

Cullen the puppy will help calm Emmett the cheetah at the Columbus Zoo/Facebook
Cullen the puppy will help calm Emmett the cheetah at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium/Facebook

 

Photos Columbus Zoo and Aquarium/Facebook

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