Animal Place's Rescue Ranch in Grass Valley, Calif., recently took in a 10-year-old goat that was rescued from an animal hoarding situation in Southern California. Mr. G was given a new home, room to run and lots of love and attention from his handlers. He should've been the happiest goat in the world.

Except he wasn't. Mr. G refused to eat and he would just lie in his stall with his head on the ground, barely moving. 

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Workers had to physically move him themselves to make sure Mr. G didn't keep still for too long. And after a physical exam revealed no health issues whatsoever, Animal Place figured out that Mr. G was in mourning, because he had been separated from his best friend of 10 years, a burro named Jellybean who was also rescued from the hoarding property.

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Jellybean was taken to a different sanctuary, so Mr. G assumed his friend was gone forever.

Obviously, Animal Place wasn't about to let Mr. G stay miserable. So a volunteer offered to make the 14-hour round-trip drive to go get Jellybean from the other rescue shelter to reunite the pair. 

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Before Mr. G could even see Jellybean come off the truck, he could hear and smell him, and he instantly perked up.

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He knows his best friend is back. And for the first time in days, Mr. G was up and moving around.

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His first mission? To go and nuzzle his best friend.

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After Mr. G got his buddy back, he finally started to eat, with Jellybean at his side, natch.

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And now these two adorable friends will never be separated again, as Animal Place is keeping both of them as permanent residents at their 600-acre Grass Valley sanctuary.

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You have to watch the complete footage of their amazing and inspiring reunion in the video above.

Thank you, Mr. G and Jellybean, for reminding us the true power of friendship. And also, you have the coolest names in the world.

(H/T Buzzfeed)

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