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Dog Was Heartbroken After His Best Friend Passed Away, But Now He Finally Has A Reason to Smile Again

In the course of our lives, we meet and connect with different people, but there are very few bonds that are as special as the one we share with our best friend. So you can only imagine how Flora the malamute felt when her best friend, Dexter the cat, passed away.

The Williams family adopted Dexter just two years prior from Best Friends Animal Society in Kenab, Utah, but the moment he met Flora, the pair became inseparable.

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The passing of the special senior cat has taken a toll on Flora and in the last few weeks she has been going through periods of depression.

To help lift her spirits, the Williams adopted two young cats, but the plan failed after the felines refused to interact and cuddle with the grieving 100-pound malamute. Once again, the family set out to find another solution for their beloved canine and second time was the charm.

Earlier this month, they fostered four kittens and they were exactly what Flora needed to feel better.

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The Williams returned to Best Friends and brought home Roxy, Bowie, Iggy and Glamour. Once the kittens settled into their new temporary home, they were introduced to Flora.

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As you can see, Flora is very happy to have some new friends around the house and the kittens are already comfortable being around the large dog.

“Iggy was the first brave boy. He went right up to Flora and sniffed her nose. She gently brought her face down to meet his and got a huge smile on her face,” Jill told People.

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“Glamour climbed up Flora’s side, sniffing her ears and eyes. Flora just laid there with a big, squinty smile on her face. It was so cute,” Williams continued. “I truly think Flora is the kitten whisperer.”

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Although, the litter of kittens won't be able to replace Dexter, they've managed to fill some of the void in Flora's heart and give her hope that things do get better.

The Williams will eventually have to give the tiny felines up for adoption, but they have plans to continue being foster parents to other kitties in need. It's a wonderful for everyone in the family, including Flora.