Doodlebug the adorable orphaned wallaby has taken the internet by storm after a picture of him cuddling his teddy bear went viral.

Earlier this week, Tasmanian man Tim Beshara posted the sweet picture on Twitter that his mother, a wildlife carer had taken.

He explained that Doodlebug is an orphan, and "apparently a teddy on a string makes for a good companion for [him].

"Who would have thought?"

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It has tugged at heart strings around the world, going viral with over 2,200 shares on social media.

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Meet Doodlebug, the orphaned wallaby. He makes our heart swell.

Posted by Herald Life on Thursday, August 6, 2015

- nzherald.co.nz