Meerkats may not be actual cats, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have feline friends!

Case in point: the inter-species friendship between Surya the meerkat and Nice the cat-cat. The two unlikely pals live together in Russia with their human, Ekaterina Kuraeva. According to Bored Panda, Ekaterina adopted the little meerkat from the Russian zoo. The way Surya would react to her new home was uncertain, as meerkats are highly social animals. But Ekaterina’s cat, Nice, seems to be providing all the love and friendship Surya could hope for.

Surya and Nice seem like an unlikely pair, but they don’t seem to know any better!

From what they can tell, they’re each other’s perfect cuddle buddy.

Nice is perfectly happy to let Surya climb all over.

They’re even willing to share bed space!

Surya isn’t always the one dishing out the affection, though. Nice is more than willing to lend an arm when it’s needed.

They even like to cause mischief together.

Nice’s companionship has helped Surya feel less alone in her unique situation.

We just can’t get enough of these two cuties!

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