Adorable Gᴏʟᴅᴇɴ Rᴇᴛʀɪᴇᴠᴇʀ Thinks He’s The Father Of Four Oʀᴘʜᴀɴᴇᴅ Bunnies And He Is Happy To Take Them In

Adorable Gᴏʟᴅᴇɴ Rᴇᴛʀɪᴇᴠᴇʀ Thinks He’s The Father Of Four Oʀᴘʜᴀɴᴇᴅ Bunnies And He Is Happy To Take Them In

Animal friendship is one of the purest things in the world. Bailey, a gorgeous ɢᴏʟᴅᴇɴ ʀᴇᴛʀɪᴇᴠᴇʀ who has befriended some adorable bunnies, is the subject of this story. On the animal planet, many friendships have occurred between two different species. And this story is another proof of that. Bailey, a friendly ɢᴏʟᴅᴇɴ ʀᴇᴛʀɪᴇᴠᴇʀ has become a temporary surrogate father for a group of bunnies brought into his home.

One of his best friends at home is a rabbit, so you can imagine just how happy Bailey was when his fluffy housemate had babies. Apparently, Bailey already knew beforehand that his friend was ᴇxᴘᴇᴄᴛɪɴɢ so the cheerful dog wasn’t at all surprised when he walked in a room one day and saw the rabbit cuddling its ɴᴇᴡʙᴏʀɴs.


Like the perfect ᴀɴɢᴇʟ that he is, Bailey was overjoyed at meeting the bunnies. He didn’t just head over and sniff around. Before doing so, Bailey simply set his head down, quietly observing the mommy rabbit take care of her ɴᴇᴡʙᴏʀɴs. As if to show love and support to his friend, Bailey even planted a kiss on the rabbit at one point – a gesture that seemed to say: “Great job!”


It comes as no surprise that Bailey was ever the doting companion to the rabbits. He was with them every step of the way. The closeness that formed between Bailey and the bunnies seemed to have given them the impression that he like a second mom of some sort. Bailey even has his own ‘proud parent’ moments!

When the bunnies were about five days old, they began to hop about. This prompted a surprising reaction from the ɢᴏʟᴅᴇɴ ʀᴇᴛʀɪᴇᴠᴇʀ. Bailey seemed both sʜᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ and ᴛʜʀɪʟʟᴇᴅ at witnessing this milestone. And to make things even better, the mommy rabbit actually went up to Bailey for what looked like a hug – like two proud parents seeing their child toddle for the first time. It didn’t take long for the bunnies to hop back and forth with ease. Shortly after, they became even stronger and could play better – something that made Bailey very happy.

But apart from sharing fun times with the bunnies, playing around the house, Bailey would also make sure the little ones were well taken care of. The adoring ɢᴏʟᴅᴇɴ ʀᴇᴛʀɪᴇᴠᴇʀ would let the bunnies sleep under him, and he would even ʟɪᴄᴋ them clean. Precious moments between Bailey and the bunnies were captured on video which immediately went viral on YouTube, garnering over 8.7 million views. This response prompted Bailey’s family to keep viewers up to date on Bailey and the bunnies, sharing more delightful instances such as Bailey feeding the little ones some carrots from the yard. The furry YouTube sensation has been well-loved since he was a puppy but it was his heartwarming bond with the bunnies that made him even more popular. From being the perfect companion to his human parents and his best friend, the rabbit, to being the most caring “parent” to the bunnies, Bailey definitely has ʜᴇᴀʀᴛs ᴍᴇʟᴛɪɴɢ all over the world with his gentle, loving nature.