INDIAN TRAIL, NC (WBTV) - Most people can relate to being pretty lonely at some point in their lives - a time when a good friend is really all you need to make your life a little better.
Patches the lamb isn't a person, but he found himself in the same predicament after coming to Carolina Waterfowl Rescue (CWR), a local animal sanctuary and rescue in Indian Trail.
"He had digestive issues and we had to take him to the vet right away," said Jodi Jackson, a volunteer for the rescue.
Patches was quickly on the mend after getting much needed medical care, but he found himself a lonely lamb.
"He didn't have anyone here his own size to play with," Jackson said.
Carolina Waterfowl Rescue put out a call "for friends" on their Facebook page and soon found a great candidate from another animal sanctuary.
The Triangle Friends for All sanctuary got in touch and had two goats - a mother and son - who needed a forever home. The goats quickly made their way to CWR.
The younger of the goats was just a kid named Lil' Joe. As soon as he was introduced to Patches, a lonely lamb there was no more.
CWR recorded their first meeting and the video is something that is sure to make you smile.
"They don't go anywhere without each other now," Jackson said.
They spend their days eating, sleeping, and mostly, playing with each other. Between gentle head-butts and chasing around the sanctuary, it's clear to see these two were meant to be besties.
A baby goat and a lamb have found their forever homes, and their forever friends.
The rescue is looking to build a separate shelter and play area for the new friends to have plenty of room to run around in. If you'd like to help with donations, you can visit the CWR Facebook page.