Here's an example. We all recall from the 1939 MGM film Wizard of Oz a happy couple of gents.
Charming, aren't they? And yet, they appear to have been friends before the advent of movies, if we are to believe in Oz... as we should. Just look in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900). Turns out both of them are Munchkins, in one way or another. For the metal one, he was a Munchkin named Nick Chopper, and an enchanted axe went bad on him. The one made of nature was built by Munchkins in Munchkin Country, so he gets citizenship by default.
Run Forest! Run!!!
James C. Wallace II
Royal Liaison to Princess Ozma