A baby raccoon named Jasper was abandoned by his mother when he was only three weeks old. Now, a deer named Hope makes sure he never feels alone.
When wildlife rehabilitator Carrie Long of Fawn and Friends, a nonprofit in Texas, got a call about an abandoned baby raccoon that was found clinging to life during a rainstorm, she decided to take him in.
The deer rehabber wasn’t sure the baby raccoon would make it, but she hoped for the best and named him Jasper. The raccoon did survive and although he’s now old enough to go out on his own, he continues to live at Fawn and Friends.
Jasper shares his life with 75 orphaned deer but there is one that he is especially close to. Her name is Hope. She also lost her mother when she was a baby, so the two creatures have that in common, which is perhaps what bonded them together in the first place.
Now, sweet Hope spends her days making sure Jasper is never alone. Jasper loves Hope and enjoys cuddling with his deer best friend. Whenever he sees her, he runs to her and climbs up on her back, and hugs her neck most adorably.
The two cuties cuddle on the grass, enjoying each other’s company. Although a deer and raccoon are not likely to be best friends that enjoy such closeness, these two share a friendship that is very special to see and are never far from each other.
Although Jasper is free to leave the rescue, he chooses to stay close to his bestie. From the looks of things, the two will stay nearby each other as all best friends like to do. About the two adorable creatures, Long said: ”Jasper just loves her. When he sees her, he runs to lick and love her. It’s just the cutest thing.”
Jasper and Hope are super cute and their affection for each other will melt your heart. They share a special love that is unique to the two of them. We hope you enjoy their sweet video because it’s not every day that you get to see two best friends who happen to be a deer and a raccoon.
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