World Animal Day: Celebrating The Friendship Of Bubbles And Bella

October 4 is World Animal Day, and we’re celebrating with one of our all-time favourite animal videos.

It’s an oldie, but a goodie: Five years ago, this video of the friendship between Bubbles, a 9,000 pound African elephant, and Bella, a black Labrador retriever, went viral.

The two live together at the Myrtle Beach Safari in South Carolina and park owners documented their unlikely friendship on film. The pair, who initially bonded over their shared love of swimming, are nearly inseparable, playing together in the water and going for walks.

Watch the full video here.