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Nia Dalton & Nicola Croal

Cute dog with 'pet fish' panics when he notices they are missing from the pond

There are few things more heartwarming than an unusual animal friendship - and the bond between one dog and his unlikely fish buddies has stolen the heart of millions. Morty the corgi has become a TikTok sensation after he struck up a friendship with the koi fish in his family's pond, the Mirror reports.

A sweet clip of the pair has now gone viral after receiving more than 8.8m views as internet users across the world have become transfixed by the two animal's special connection. Morty's owner has posted a series of videos on TikTok, displaying the adorable corgi's admiration for the fish.

The emotional footage commences with a clip of a concerned Morty panicking because he can't locate his the fish in the pond after they were removed while the water was cleaned. A wholesome follow up 'fish update' then shows an overjoyed Morty finding his friends again and excitedly scuttling around them following their movements as they seemingly swim back to him.

The caption reads: "We had our pond cleaned and this was Morty's reaction! Morty loves his fish.

''He visits the fish whenever he's out in the yard. He's so curious about them. He even fell in the pond once because he was so excited about the fish.

Morty's friendship with his fish has stolen millions of TikToker's heart (@mapleandmortycorgi/Instagram)

"We had our pond cleaned and Morty saw how shallow the water was.. He stared at the pond for a while.

"He frantically circled the pond looking for his fish. We like to think he was concerned about his fish." The TikTok ended on a cliffhanger, with viewers sharing their heartbreak for Morty.

"Please put the fish back immediately," someone said, while another wrote: "Put the fish back or I'm calling the police."

"The pond is clean and Morty's friends are safely back in their home," his owner later said. TikTokers were left touched by the duo, with one person writing: "Not me crying over a dog that got his fish back."

Morty is seen panicking when he realises his friends aren't in the pond (@mapleandmortycorgi/Instagram)
His owners said Morty gets so excited about seeing his best friends, he even once fell into the pond (@mapleandmortycorgi/Instagram)

"Aww your pet has his own pets!" another said, while a third put: "Why on earth does a dog looking for his fish friends make me cry?"

Others were convinced Morty's friendship with his fish needed to be made into a Disney movie or Pixar animation. "Please make this a children's story book," another said.

Some people commented on the fishes' reaction to Morty's excitement, with someone saying: "Has anyone noticed how the fish swim towards him? It's like they know who he is."

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