Poncho the opossum was just a baby when he was found clinging to the body of his dead mother. His chances of survival were slim, but he was taken to a nearby shelter where he recovered.

But even though Poncho survived the trauma of his ordeal, he was still without a mother to rear him. That’s when the veterinarians at the Rare Species Fund decided to introduce him to someone special.

Poncho the opossum was rescued from the side of a road after his mother was hit by a car. Rescuers managed to keep him alive but he still didn’t have a mother to rear him.

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So the vets at the Rare Species Fund introduced Poncho to Hantu, a white German shepherd.

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The pair took to each other like they were natural-born mother and son.

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Hantu couldn’t go anywhere without Poncho clinging to her back as though she was a mother opossum.

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Poncho is all grown up now, and even though he might be a little big to ride on his mom’s back, she doesn’t seem to mind.

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Watch these two go for an adorable hike in the woods together!

Awww! Watching these two together just warms my heart so much. He’s like a toddler who’s too big for his stroller but refuses to give it up. Adorable!

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