Abandoned dog bonds with paralysed cat

It's only eight days into the new year and we might have already found a contender for cutest video of 2014.

While this story begins a little sad, thankfully it has a happy ending. After both a dog and cat were abandoned at the end of somebody's driveway and were taken into animal control, they're now pretty much inseparable.

According to Jacqueline Borum of Hollywood Houndz (a boutique in Lake Mary, Florida) and who has has fostered various found dogs and cats in the past six years, the "Dachshund absolutely loves this kitten".

If that's not enough to make your tear ducts swell, then how about the fact they named them Ruth and Idgie after the characters in Fried Green Tomatoes. We'd advise you to get the tissues ready before you watch.