03/18/2013 AT 12:00 PM ET
Yes, family matters – even if you’re a yellow mongoose.
A British couple recently set out to capture the love between mothers and their offspring in the African animal kingdom, where they spotted plenty of family bonding between these mongooses.
The series of photographs, documented all across the continent, also depicts the special – and often adorable – connection mamas of all species have with their young ones.
On that note, we suggest you take a cue from this baby mongoose, and show your mom some love today.