Your best friend knows you better than anyone else in the world. You can tell them anything and you know they’ll listen with eager ears. They always give the best hugs, and you know they’ll be there when you need them most. But above all, loyalty is key.

Lucky for these kids, they learned early on why dogs have always been known as man’s best friend.

1.) This little guy loves being the big spoon.

2.) Putting on a brave face.

3.) What a domestic Dachshund.

4.) Sharing his bed with his best buddy.

5.) Who can make the meaner face? Okay…GO!

6.) BFFs always keep your secrets.

7.) “Someday kid, this will all be yours.”

8.) Coolest campsite in the neighborhood.

9.) Wet nose + cute baby = Loads of laughs

10.) And then sometimes things get super serious.

11.) They say imitation is the finest form of flattery.

12.) “You look thirsty, buddy.”

13.) Even modern technology can’t distract from this kind of devotion.

14.) Road trips are always better with your bestie.

15.) Best friends play together. Best friends nap together.

(via: The Dodo)

It doesn’t take a genius to know these kids have found true friendship with their canine companions. These bonds will never be broken.