Photos of chihuahua, pigeon cuddling go viral, draw in thousands of donations for non-profit animal rescue

What do puppies and pigeons have in common? Viral fame.

ANIMAL RESCUE LOOKING FOR HOME TO HELP MORBIDLY OBESE CAT LOSE WEIGHT

The adorable pair began their friendship while roommates at The Mia Foundation, a nonprofit rescue for animals with birth defects in Hilton, N.Y.

The adorable pair began their friendship while roommates at The Mia Foundation, a nonprofit rescue for animals with birth defects in Hilton, N.Y. (The Mia Foundation)

Lundy, an eight-week-old Chihuahua unable to use his back legs, and Herman, a pigeon unable to fly likely due to a brain injury, have created an unlikely bond that is warming the hearts of millions around the world.

The adorable pair began their friendship while roommates at The Mia Foundation, a nonprofit rescue for animals with birth defects in Hilton, N.Y. Herman was brought in over a year ago as a permanent resident, while Lundy has only been at the rescue for six weeks, WHEC reported.

Lundy is an eight-week-old chihuahua unable to use his back legs, and Herman is a pigeon unable to fly, likely due to a brain injury.

Lundy is an eight-week-old chihuahua unable to use his back legs, and Herman is a pigeon unable to fly, likely due to a brain injury. (The Mia Foundation)

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER

Sue Rogers, who runs the organization with Gary Rogers, told the outlet she was tending to Herman and Lundy when she decided to put them both in a dog bed.

“They just looked really cute together so I took some pictures and posted them to Facebook and the next morning it was crazy,” she said.

Sue Rogers, who runs the organization with Gary Rogers, told the outlet she was tending to Herman and Lundy when she decided to put them both in a dog bed and snapped the cute pics.

Sue Rogers, who runs the organization with Gary Rogers, told the outlet she was tending to Herman and Lundy when she decided to put them both in a dog bed and snapped the cute pics. (The Mia Foundation)

Gary and Sue were shocked by the response. Soon after Sue posted the photo on Thursday evening, it had been viewed more than 6 million times. It also garnered 20,000 reactions, 18,000 comments and 44,000 shares.

The small non-profit, which operates entirely on donations and volunteers, has also seen over $6,000 in donations since the photo went viral.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

Soon after Sue posted the photo on Thursday evening, it had been viewed more than 6 million times. It also garnered 20,000 reactions, 18,000 comments and 44,000 shares.

Soon after Sue posted the photo on Thursday evening, it had been viewed more than 6 million times. It also garnered 20,000 reactions, 18,000 comments and 44,000 shares. (The Mia Foundation)

“We had requests to share our videos from Mexico, Italy, the U.K., Russia and China,” Sue said of the global interest.

“I think the world needs good stories, and when you have two species that basically fall in love, it can only touch hearts," Sue added to the outlet.

On Facebook, the majority of comments were heart emojis, or users tagging friends to weigh-in on the cute snaps.

On Facebook, the majority of comments were heart emojis, or users tagging friends to weigh-in on the cute snaps. (The Mia Foundation)

Her sentiment is clearly shared on Facebook, where thousands of comments poured in calling the odd couple “cute cute cute.”

“Omg!! So bloody cute,” one person wrote.

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWS

Herman was brought in over a year ago as a permanent resident, while Lundy has only been at the rescue for six weeks.

Herman was brought in over a year ago as a permanent resident, while Lundy has only been at the rescue for six weeks. (The Mia Foundation)

“More photos!!” another demanded.

Another person simply commented with “omg” followed by heart emoji.