A melt-your-heart baby lamb has gained a new momma in South Australia’s Barossa Valley. The rare spotted lamb’s real mother rejected her baby, leaving co-owner John Bolton’s Dalmatian to raise, and the bond has viewers all over the world squealing in delight after watching the video.

The  pooch was in heat when the lamb was born, and her motherly instincts kicked in, allowing her to have a stand-in puppy and for the adorable little lamb to have a mother. Momma Dog stimulates her new baby’s bowels the way she would for any canine pups she would have had, cleans her face with long swipes of her tongue, and also provides her adopted child with companionship.