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This Dog Takes Naps With A Stuffed Animal, And It's Absolutely Adorable

If you thought kids were the only ones who like to take naps with their favorite teddy bears, think again.

Apparently, man's four-legged best friend also likes to snuggle alongside stuffed animals when it's time to drift off into dreamland.

Don't believe me? Just ask Maru Taro the Shiba Inu.

If you take a look at Maru and his beloved stuffed polar bear, you may notice these two look uncannily similar.

No really, from their squinted eyes and little black noses to their adorable little ears, Maru and his toy are pretty much twins.

But that's not all. Maru also has a habit of falling asleep in the same exact position as his polar bear.

Maru's owner posts all those delightful doggy naps on Instagram, and it's clear people really love this dog because the account's managed to rack up over 2.3 million followers.

Take a look at the pictures below to see this precious pup.

Meet Maru the Shiba Inu.

Maru loves to take naps...

...almost as much as he loves his favorite stuffed polar bear toy.

Between their little black noses...

Adorable ears...

And squinted peepers...

...it's not hard to see Maru and his toy look extremely similar.

If that's not enough to melt your heart...

You'll be glad to know Maru also likes to sleep with his stuffed bear...

...and they constantly fall asleep in the same position.

Whether they're nose to nose...

Flat on their backs...

Or snuggled up side by side...

...their snuggly slumbers will cause you to cry tears of joy.

Seriously, this might be the cutest thing that ever happened to nap time.

Citations: Adorable Shiba Inu keeps falling asleep in same position as his teddy (Metro)