(CBS NEWS) – Is it fair to call the bond between a 5-year-old Oregon boy nicknamed Little Buddy and a dress-alike Australian Labradoodle named Reagan a love story?

“It is a love story,” said dog owner Sandi Swiridoff. “Reagan showed Buddy so much love, and Buddy showed Reagan that love in return.”

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Little Buddy and Reagan (CBS News)