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Call it symbolism, call it fate or just call it adorable: one of the dogs that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presented to South Korean President Moon Jae-in during one of their peace summits has given birth to six adorable “peace puppies.” Cue the aww’s.

The Official Blue House (the residence of the South Korean president) Twitter account posted photos of the three-week-old pups who were reportedly born November 9. They also posted a photo of Moon and his wife Kim Jung-sook with the puppies and their mother, Gomi (meaning “bear”).

There were reportedly three male and three female puppies in the liter and the timing would suggest that Gomi was in the beginning stages of her pregnancy when she was gifted to the South Korean leader during the third inter-Korean Summit in September.

The two dogs gifted to South Korea are pungsans — a hunting breed native to Korea but extremely rare. The second dog was a male named Songgang (meaning “song river”). Both were meant as a symbol of the newly-established peace between the two nations.

At the same September summit, the South Korean government reportedly also made a canine peace offering in the form of two indigenous Jindo dogs. In the time since the last summit, the North and South have exchanged food offerings as well, including North Korean pine mushrooms and South Korean tangerines.

Gomi and Songgang aren’t the first dogs South Korea has received from North Korea either. After an inter-Korea summit in 2000 attended by former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and then-South Korean president Kim Dae-jung, the north presented the South with a similar gift of one male and one female pungsan dog. The canines reportedly lived happily at a zoo for 13 years until they died of natural causes.

Moon has said he hopes this “gift” of puppies is an example of how relations between the Koreas will play out, however, there’s a lot of less-than-cute work to be done before there is official peace on the Korean Peninsula or denuclearization of the North.