11 Friendship truths according to animal GIFs

Mar 31, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. ET

Furry four-legged friends demonstrate that true friends come in all shapes and sizes... we just have to open up our hearts and lives to them.

1. "A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself." ~Jim Morrison

Cat hugs dog

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2. "My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me." ~Henry Ford

Puppy and cat

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3. "The only way to have a friend is to be one." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Cute hugs

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4. "Friendship is one mind in two bodies." ~Mencius

Squirrel and cat

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5. "I have learned that to be with those I like is enough." ~Walt Whitman

Dog and cat

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6. "It takes a long time to grow an old friend." ~John Leonard

Kangaroo and baboon

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7. "All you need to do to be my friend is like me." ~Taylor Swift

Cat and dog

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8. "My aim is to create a happy society with genuine friendship." ~Dalai Lama

Two dogs

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9. "The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love." ~Hubert H. Humphrey

Cat and dog

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10. "The differences between friends cannot but reinforce their friendship." ~Mao Zedong

Cat and hedgehog friends

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11. "Friendship is a wildly underrated medication." ~Anna Deavere Smith

Tiger and bear

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