Playful Rat Loves Giving Her Cat Sister Hugs And Kisses

An orange tabby cat and a sweet caramel rat are defying all odds and breaking stereotypes by developing a strong friendship.

While cats are natural predators and rats are their natural prey, Perseya the cat and Filya the rat are proving that friendship knows no bounds – not even the bounds of natural instincts.

Photo: YouTube/The Dodo

The unusual BFFs live with their owner, Irina, who regularly shares videos of them on social media.

In her videos, you can see Filya snuggling up with Perseya and giving the cat plenty of hugs and kisses! It’s so bizarre but also adorable.

Photo: YouTube/The Dodo

In an interview with The Dodo, Irina spoke of their unusual relationship saying, “They love to play tag and can chase each other around the house for hours. …wherever she goes, he follows. I like to call him her ‘tail’ because he always needs to be close to her.”

She went on to say that Filya the rat acts as emotional support for Perseya in some ways.

Photo: YouTube/The Dodo

She said, “Whenever [Filya] senses that [Perseya] might be hurt or upset, he always comes to the rescue. … One time we were had to go on a quick trip. Perseya was feeling very nervous but Filya wouldn’t leave her side. He was giving her little kisses to calm her down. You could really see how thankful she was in the moment.”

To see these two friends in action, check out the video below:

You can see more of Perseya, Filya, and Irina on TikTok, or follow them on Instagram!

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