Furry Friends Forever

Humans aren’t the only animals who benefit from having someone to count on

By Susan Gaidos, 11:12 AM March 22, 2012

A good friend will make you laugh, defend you in an argument, cheer you on when you’re doing well and cheer you up when you’re feeling sad. Best buds can be good for your health, too. Maintaining close relationships means less stress and a longer life.

And you don’t even have to be human.

Just as with people, animals of other sorts can benefit from having a BFF. New studies show that animals with someone they can count on — to get them out of a scrape, share food or deliver a kind gesture ...

Source URL: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/furry-friends-forever