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Dog Thinks Stuffed Animals Are Puppies And It'll Make You Want To Hug Your Pet

I dare you to read all of this without shedding a single tear.

OK, maybe you won't openly weep like I did, but an audible “AWWW” should definitely escape from your lips at least once.

If not, then good luck finding your soul, I guess.

A picture of a white, slightly long-haired dog laying down on what looks like a bean bag chair with three stuffed animals resting on top of her.

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This is Twinkle.

She lives in California with her owner, 18-year-old Xavier Hernandez, and his family.

After the Hernandez family rescued Twinkle, they soon discovered she was pregnant with a few little pups of her own.

But, unfortunately, all three of Twinkle's puppies passed away after she gave birth to them.

According to BuzzFeed News, Hernandez said Twinkle was very depressed after losing her babies.

To lift her spirits a bit, the teen's mom gave their pup three stuffed animals to keep her company during this difficult time.

A screenshot of a tweet which says "so my dog was pregnant and she lost all 3 of her puppies so my mom bought her these toys and she thinks they're her puppies...breaks my *heart emoji*." The tweet also shows two pictures of the dog laying with stuffed animals.

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Hernandez said his mom though the little faux fur babies “would comfort her.”

A picture of a white, slightly long-haired dog laying down on what looks like a bean bag chair with three stuffed animals resting on top of her.

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And then we all. Freaking. Lost it.

A screenshot of a tweet which says "her sad wittle face literally breaks me into pieces"

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If I could, I would smother Twinkle with all the cuddles and kisses.

A screenshot of a tweet which says "I'm so sorry I wish I could cuddle her and make her happy"

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We're all shook down to our very cores.

A screenshot of a tweet which says "this brakes my heart in so many ways in every single chamber"

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But like, I'm also “cryin at my job rn,” girl.

A screenshot of a tweet which says "why am I cryin at my job rn"

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Guys, even “disco dave” couldn't help but shed a tear.

A screenshot of a tweet which says "I never cry... But there's always a first time #sorry"

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Twinkle and her mama deserve all the love in the world right now.

A screenshot of a tweet which says "Your mom is a good lady. Show them both much love in the coming weeks."

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Hernandez has since said Twinkle seems a lot happier with her little stuffed babies, and she's treating them just like they were her own puppies.

The 18-year-old said,

She didn't do anything without them and wouldn't let anyone touch them.

Believe it or not, animals really can experience the same heart-wrenching emotions we feel when we lose someone close to us.

It's actually been documented among several different species of animals, from domestic house pets to even dolphins and horses.

So for all you skeptics out there, think again the next time you try to say animals don't feel emotions.

Much love to Twinkle and the Hernandez family!

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Citations: People Are So Emotional Because This Dog Is Treating These Stuffed Animals Like They're Her Puppies (BuzzFeed News), How animals mourn their dead (New York Post)

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Allie is a News Writer at Elite Daily, as well as a recent graduate from The University of Delaware. If you are in her social circle, you probably know more than you care to about her cat, Jasper. She loves to exercise, but basically cancels th ...
Allie is a News Writer at Elite Daily, as well as a recent graduate from The University of Delaware. If you are in her social circle, you probably know more than you care to about her cat, Jasper. She loves to exercise, but basically cancels th ...

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