Being part of a loving family can help many people — and animals — become healthier and happier.

But sometimes, the love of a family has the power to really transform. In the case of Syd the Hippo, a rescued pup who had a severe case of mange, his physical transformation has been remarkable during the time he’s spent with his doting family.

Syd’s new pup sibling, Phoebe, shows her love by putting up with this adorably clumsy form of affection: