Cute overload! We take a look at a pair of adorable critters who've become the best of friends.


It might sound like an unlikely tail, but Fuku the owl and Marimo the kitten have become firm pals.

The adorable pair, who both live in the Hukulou coffee shop in Osaka, Japan, have become an Internet sensation thanks to their adventures being posted on the shop’s social media pages.

Hundreds of snaps and short Vine videos have been shared with their thousands of Twitter followers, showing the owl and cat playing, play-fighting, snuggling up to each other and preening each other.

The coffee shop, which means ‘owl’ in Japanese, is home to a few other animals, including rabbits and lizards.

Four-month-old Scottish Fold moggy Marimo was brought in as a playmate for the tiny 5-year-old owl – and the rest was history, with both of them making loving companions for each other.

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Ritsuko Nagahana, the photographer who took the pictures, told MailOnline: ‘It was great to capture their flourishing relationship.

‘They’re always together, so it seemed natural to capture the moment on film.

‘It’s great to see that they’ve captured people’s imaginations.’

It looks like all that’s missing from their pawsome friendship is a beautiful pea-green boat!


Watch Fuku and Marimo in the video below…