We’re about to make your day better and give you a cuteness overload. Are you ready? Meet Herbee the hedgehog and Audree the Bengal kitten who are brightening up all of our lives with their beautiful friendship and playfulness.

They’re both a part of the Mr. Pokee family. Their owner, Germany-based Talitha Girnus, posts constant updates about them on her social media pages and they are wildly popular online. In fact, they have over 1.8 million followers on Instagram, having gone up by 300k fans since half a year ago.

Scroll down, feast your eyes on some wholesome Herbee and Audree goodness, and read on for Bored Panda’s interview with Talitha to learn more about her hedgehog and kitten duo. When you’re done with this post, have a look at our previous article about the Mr. Pokee animal family.

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Lavender Brown
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7 months ago

The hedgehog looks soooo happy!!🥰🥰

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AMYAH MINOTT-STARLING
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7 months ago

i must.... POKE!

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Maggie Simpson
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7 months ago

Omg so cute!!

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Despite Herbee being a teeny-tiny hedgehog and Audree being a cat, the two have become inseparable. Talitha takes pictures of them against stunning backdrops as they all go on adorable adventures together. Not going to lie, their photos make me want to pack a suitcase and travel the world just like them (after the lockdown ends, of course).

“A few months after I adopted Herbee from a girl who couldn’t keep him due to severe allergic reactions, I adopted Audree. She was three months old when I got her and she was originally already reserved for someone who wanted to breed with her. But the lady canceled on her two days before I called,” Talitha told us.

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Luna Lovegood
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7 months ago

They're adorable! Also, I need to visit the place they took this picture, the scenery is great.

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Jemima Muneer
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7 months ago

how is the hedgehog not pricking the cat with its spikes

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MagicalUnicorn
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7 months ago

this is so sweet <3 i would watch those cuties every day of quarantine

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“It has been my dream for so many years to have a cat and Bengals get along well with other pets. I wanted a special cat that would go on adventures and travel with me, so there wasn’t much choice on the breed. And then one night I had a dream that I had a Bengal cat that I took on adventures and we became the best friends ever,” she said.

“When I woke up and realized it was only a dream, I became sad. But a few moments later I realized that this dream wasn’t something that couldn’t turn into reality. And so I started to Google. The first cat I found was Audree and I saw her and knew it. When I called the lady she told me the story and I felt like it was meant to be. Audree has 3 brothers while I have 2 brothers. They always played like crazy and she would be right there next to them being a bit shy and just watching. Just like me as a child.”

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desert29rat
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7 months ago

They're both so cute!

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desert29rat
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7 months ago

That hedgehog certainly knows how to smile for the camera.

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I Just Changed My Name
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7 months ago

The hedgehog is so happy to be alive!!

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Talitha said that she took Herbee with her when she went to visit Audree once before making the final decision. “They immediately became friends! Now they’re inseparable! Wherever Herbee goes, Audree goes. She lays down on spots where he was, they sometimes even snuggle and play together. Audree is now almost one year old!

According to Talitha, when Herbee and Audree first met, they were curious and the hedgehog didn’t put up his quills and wasn’t scared of the cat. Meanwhile, Audree was very cautious. 

“They eat together at night, sometimes from the same bowl. Audree likes Herbee’s food better than her own even though they eat the same food (except for Herbee’s insects). Audree is allowed in Herbee’s cage and sleeps there sometimes or just watches him. Herbee bit Audree once and she wasn’t hurt but meowed and left—it never happened again.”

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AMYAH MINOTT-STARLING
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7 months ago

too cute

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AMYAH MINOTT-STARLING
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7 months ago

the little teeth

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Lavender Brown
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7 months ago

Blep.

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Talitha revealed to Bored Panda that it’s become more difficult to take photos outside because of the quarantine. “Of course, we can go on walks and take spring photos, but we are in the middle of nowhere staying on a family farm at the moment and it’s only just starting to bloom outside. Of course, we can’t travel, but I think it also has a good side. It makes me appreciate going on adventures with them even more!”

Herbee and Audree’s owner says that the quarantine has taken them all back to their roots, given them more time to spend with their family, and helped them appreciate the little things. “Like a ladybug sitting on Audree’s head or Herbee smelling a little flower,” she pointed out.

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Jennifer
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7 months ago

The hedging looks like he's waving. My heart just melted!

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Kathy Baylis
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7 months ago (edited)

You go after it and I’ll cover you! I’m behind you, all the way.

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Kathy Baylis
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7 months ago

My dog makes that same face (like Herbee) when he’s looking up.

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“It’s not about traveling further and further anymore, it’s about feeling happy where you are. It’s a great lesson! And it’s great to see and share the positive in this. I get a lot of feedback from our community that they appreciate our photos even more now. It’s just something small that makes them happy—and it makes me happy to read these messages.”

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AMYAH MINOTT-STARLING
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7 months ago

bonjour mate

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MagicalUnicorn
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7 months ago

i need to know the sorcery what made cat sit calmly with something on her head

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KATELYN NGUYEN
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7 months ago

I want a hedgehog

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Talitha started posting pictures of animals back in 2015 when she got her hedgehog Pokee who was just 8 weeks old at the time. That’s why all of her social media accounts are named after Pokee, the original hedgehoggo.

Sadly, Pokee passed away and went to hedgehog heaven in 2019. But Herbee took up his mantle, filled his shoes, and keeps bringing smiles to our faces! Owner Talitha even got a tattoo on her wrist to honor Pokee’s memory. Though Herbee’s not related to his predecessor, he seems to share the same love for posing and modeling as his senior.

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Jennifer
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7 months ago

The lake is made from the same stuff of the kitty's eyes.

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Wottermehlon Doge
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7 months ago

i am will of has cover you in cold

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7 months ago

snuggin'

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“Amazing people from all over the world are inspired to follow our adventures especially because they love our message,” Talitha writes on her webpage. “Between all the serious things happening in the world every day, Pokee and now also Herbee and Audree are here to give you a reason to be happy and smile. Whenever you return to our page, we want to remind you to never lose faith and always follow your heart.”

A heartwarming message and something to keep in mind, especially with everything going on in 2020.

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AMYAH MINOTT-STARLING
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7 months ago

awww the cats smiling

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Jennifer
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7 months ago

Best frens

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Wottermehlon Doge
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7 months ago

stOOOooOoooOooOOOoOOOOp!

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Wottermehlon Doge
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7 months ago

i haz hat :D

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Kathy Baylis
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7 months ago (edited)

Audree’s all slinky comfy, and Herbee’s all roly-poly comfy.

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gina moses
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7 months ago

You should think about a calendar it would be so cute

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Jennifer
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7 months ago

The hills are alive with synchronous cuteness!

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Elli Rahim
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7 months ago

This is a very fancy sweater advertisement.

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Jennifer
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7 months ago

thooper cuuute

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