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The phrase “too cute for words” comes to mind when viewing these photos of a little boy and his his new puppy getting cozy together at naptime.

Mommy blogger Jessica Shyba brought her kids’ most-wished-for Christmas gift, a mixed breed puppy that they’ve named Theo, home from their local animal shelter a few weeks ago. On her blog, mommasgonecity, Jessica details how the shy-at-first canine quickly became a secure new member of the family, and a constant companion to her son Beau.

On the third day of having their new pet, Theo fell asleep on Beau for an afternoon snooze, which turned into an adorable photo-op for Jessica, who quickly added it to the Instagram account for her blog. Little did she realize the naptime puppy love ritual would become a daily occurrence, and that she’d be able to capture Theo and Beau almost every day, in ever-cuter poses.

The photos of these two all snuggled up are the epitome of why we call these animals “man’s best friend.” We’re sure that raising a puppy when you have three young kids isn’t easy, but these photos are so adorable and will be such a nice memory to treasure when both pup and boy have grown, it kind of makes all that work seem worth it. Well done, mom!

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