By Sheyla

LifeBuzz Staff

18 Heartwarming Photos That Prove Dogs Actually Do Make The BEST Friends.

There is something about dogs that makes them a perfect companion, a life-long friend and a confidant like no other. Outside of being nonjudgemental and always there, dogs offer a whole lot more than we give them credit for.

Dogs bring smiles and joy to sick children, renew the spirit of people dealing with grief or going through a traumatic event in their lives and even waiting patiently for what seems like an eternity to be reunited with their human counterparts who are away and in some sad cases people who have passed away. In return for a lifelong friendship, unconditional devotion and an unbreakable bond, dogs only ask for a little bit of kindness and a warm lap to cuddle up on.

Here are some pictures that show the gravity of a dog’s love and why they are truly a person’s best friend.

Sleeping buddies.

Theo waits for his human friend Beau to fall asleep so he can snuggle with him and dream together.

Lily and Madison.

Lily is a blind Dane who relies on her buddy Madison to guide her.

Lily and Madison.

Helping cope.

A survivor from the Breivik youth camp attack on July 22, 2011 in Norway, finds peace with her two dogs.

Easing the pain.

John Unger takes his buddy Schoep in the water to alleviate the canine's pain from arthritis. It also lulls Schoep to sleep.

Mama to the rescue.

When a house fire broke out, a mom ran in to the house to retrieve her 10-day-old puppies. To ensure their safety, she placed them in the fire truck.

Facing the world together.

This photo not only shows the plight of the homeless but also the pets who stay with their owners despite hardships.

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