Max, a cattle dog, befriended a disabled kitten named Ralphee in a viral video that is guaranteed to make you smile.
Ralphee has a neurological disorder known as feline cerebellar hypoplasia, a neurological condition in which the cerebellum is not fully formed at birth. The disorder causes the kitten to have difficulty controlling fine motor skills.
While Max may seem confused by Ralphee’s erratic movements, he’s “never far away,” according to the video description.
A cat born with the disorder has the same life expectancy as any other cat. The condition will not get worse – and in many cases, cats become more capable over time.
More information from the video description:
“[Max] appears to be forever curious and watches over Ralphee wherever she goes. Ralphee is growing more mischievous by the day and loves to see what Max is doing as well. She will often get excited when he is nearby and leap in the air before playfully charging in his direction. Despite her condition, Ralphee is a happy cat who, like most kittens loves affection and causing all sorts of trouble wherever she goes.”