Another reason to love Australia? Doodlebug the orphaned kangaroo lives there.

They say good things come in threes.

(... or is it "good things come in small packages"?)

Take, for instance, these three things:


1. An adorable baby kangaroo exists. He lives in Australia, and he's an orphan.

2. His name is Doodlebug. Because of course it is. That's the best kangaroo name ever.

3. He was recently photographed hugging his favorite teddy bear. And to say that it's adorable is quite the understatement.

Here's proof these three things did indeed occur:

That almost too-cute-to-be-real image of Doodlebug hugging his furry inanimate friend was tweeted by Tim Beshara, a Tasmania-based media adviser, on Aug. 4, 2015. (And, yes, Tim tweeted "wallaby" but later clarified that Doodlebug is a kangaroo. The difference is tricky!)

The pic has taken the Internet by storm ever since, racking up 4,800 retweets.

Beshara's mom, Gillian Abbott — who spends her time caring for injured and orphaned creatures on her property in New South Wales, Australia — had sent him the image of the 15-month-old. Months ago, she spotted the little guy, weighing just about 3.5 pounds, on the side of the road.

"We don't know whether his mother had died either through a car accident or a dog attack," Beshara explained to CBS News. "Or whether he simply was abandoned."

But Doodblebug has found solace in his furry friend, which he cuddles and lays in the grass with, according to Beshara.

While spotting a kangaroo might seem exceedingly rare to those outside Australia, it's not quite as out of the ordinary to those living Down Under — according to the Australian Wildlife Society, the kangaroo population is estimated at a whopping 60 million across the island country — the highest it's ever been.

This particular "roo," as an Aussie might say, seems to have found a (somewhat permanent) home on Abbott's property for now.

"He is undergoing what is called a 'soft-release,' which means he is able to roam in the nearby forest but comes home for occasional extra feeding," Beshara told ABC News.

So, if you're ever in Australia and spot a kangaroo cuddling a teddy bear, know you're not hallucinating. It's just Doodlebug.

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