With all of the horrible things we see in the news, it's nice to get a daily dose of "awwww" to take our minds off of things. I usually try and share any good stories I hear with you on the air, and now I've decided to share some of those things with you online, as well. Today, I give you this lion and dachshund who are best friends.

This is one of those awesome unlikely animal friendships you dreamed of when you were eight. Via Yahoo:

The lion and the wiener dog have been buddies since they were babies. When the lion was just a cub, he came to the Garold Wayne Interactive Zoological Park in Wynnewood, Okla., with a bone disease that made it hard for him to walk.

Joe Schreibvogel, the zoo's Entertainment Director, who lives on the zoo grounds, took the lion cub into his house and raised him, along with his litter of dachshund puppies. As the video shows, the two learn to get along at an early age. And it's adorable. The two played together, ate together and, now, spend their days together.

 WHY DON'T MORE THINGS HAPPEN LIKE THIS IN REAL LIFE?!?