Add this one to the "unlikely animal friends" category.

Recently in Tampa, the Hillsborough River was flooded because of a lot of rain. One curious little pooch got a bit too close to the edge and managed to fall in the river, unable to get out.

For some reason, it took rescue crews until the next morning to get there. But no worries, the pup was not alone all night. A friendly manatee noticed the dog's plight and stayed by his side the entire time.

Check out this photo that the Tampa Police Department posted on its Facebook page for proof that animals are awesome.