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This unlikely friendship between a cat and dog in Tokyo has gone viral with thousands of Instagram followers

Heart-melting images and footage show the unbreakable bond of one Instagram-famous dog and cat who have amassed more than 183K followers.

 Yu (left) and Toro (right).
Yu (left) and Toro (right). Image by yuandtoro / mediadrumworld.com

The adorable pictures show Yu (2), a Shiba Inu and Toro (2), a Bengali American short hair cat dressed in cute headscarves, enjoying a snooze on the sofa and lounging around the house. Other humorous images show the duo dressed as geishas and wearing stripy tops.

Charming video footage even shows the pair settling down for the night and giving each other a ‘goodnight kiss’. The unlikely friends live in Tokyo, Japan with their owner, Aya Terada (36). “Yu and Toro have never fought and have always wanted to be friends. I started posting pictures of them to Instagram to record their growth,” said Aya.

Yu and Toro have won thousands of internet fans.
Yu and Toro have won thousands of internet fans. Image by yuandtoro / mediadrumworld.com

“They’ve grown up like real brothers, they trust each other and are considerate towards each other. They are accepting of each other despite the fact that they are different species. They are peace itself and when I look at them, it reminds me that human conflict is truly ugly.”

The unlikely friends live in Tokyo, Japan with their owner, Aya Terada (36).
The unlikely friends live in Tokyo, Japan with their owner, Aya Terada (36). Image by yuandtoro / mediadrumworld.com

Aya posts pictures of Yu and Toro’s friendship under the Instagram handle, yuandtoro and says that many of the followers have seen the pair grow since they were a puppy and kitten. “Many people are very surprised at how they get along beyond their species,” explained Aya. “Many followers have watched them from when they were babies. “I am looking forward to seeing them grow up.”
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By Rebecca Drew/mediadrumworld.com