Pigeon that can't fly, puppy with special needs form adorable friendship

Herman the pigeon and Lundy the puppy. (Facebook/The Mia Foundation)
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NEW YORK (WTHR) — An adorable friendship is blooming at a New York animal nonprofit.

Herman the pigeon and Lundy the Chihuahua puppy bonded after having to share the same dog bed at The Mia Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to giving pets with birth defects a fighting chance.

Herman, who is a permanent resident at The Mia Foundation, has been there for several years, PEOPLE reported. He was nursed back to health after being found motionless at a car dealership for multiple days. Though he has regained his strength and can walk again, he can no longer fly.

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Lundy, on the other hand, arrived from a breeder in South Carolina when he was just 4 weeks old. Lundy does not have the use of his back legs.

When the pigeon and the puppy first met, it was from "afar," sitting on opposite sides of a dog bed. But the two quickly gravitated toward one another, PEOPLE reported.

“The way they interacted was so cute,” Sue Rogers, who founded The Mia Foundation in 2012 told PEOPLE.

Rogers posted photos of the duo bonding on Facebook. The images (below) have more than 44,000 shares in just a few days.

While Herman will stay at The Mia Foundation, Rogers hopes to help Lundy get healthy and find a forever home, PEOPLE reported. Rogers is hoping that Lundy will be able to walk with the help of a wheelchair, but he's too small right now, only weighing 17 ounces.

The Mia Foundation has rescued and found homes for more than 1,000 animals.

To learn more about the foundation, click here.