We’ve spoken at length about dogs being man’s best friend, but who or what exactly is dog’s best friend? In this particular case, Bella the black labrador retriever is best buds with a 9000 pound elephant named Bubbles.

Bubbles arrived at the Myrtle Beach Safari as an orphan since her mother was killed for her ivory in Africa. The daughter of the owner and operator of the safari has her own best friend; Bella the lab. Recognizing that Bubbles needed companionship, she and her father introduced her to Bella. While the two were wary at first, they’ve since become the best of friends as they play fetch and go swimming together.