For Pippa the dog, receiving the mail each day is like opening presents on Christmas morning.
Contrary to the stereotypes that plague dog-postman relationships everywhere, she’s developed a close friendship with an Australia Post mailman named Martin Studer.
In a heartwarming Facebook post, Studer showed exactly how special their friendship is by addressing a letter specifically to Pippa. And his reason for doing so is nothing short of adorable.
“Sometimes, Pippa comes out for the daily delivery but there’s no mail for her to collect,” Studer wrote. “So I have to improvise.”
The postage slip reads “Mail For Pippa,” along with a couple of hand-drawn hearts ― and she looks positively thrilled to receive her personalized letter.
While Studer posts many photos of the dogs he encounters during his work day, Pippa is top dog when it comes to cuteness and mail appreciation. And their friendship is proof that canines and mailmen can live in harmony.
“It’s good to break down that ‘postie vs. dog’ stereotype,” Studer told BuzzFeed.
So far, Studer’s original post has received more than 4,000 shares and 10,000 likes ― and Pippa looks to be loving all the attention.