Laurie and Alex have a strong friendship yet somewhat brother-sister relationship. Together, their name is known as Lauriex (Lauri/e and Alex) or Alaurie (Al/ex and L/aurie)

Laurie's thoughts on AlexEdit

As a young child, Laurie was scared of ALex because he was a lion and that he talked to her in a strange voice. However, since her aunt understood animals as well, and her aunt's husband owning the zoo, Alex invited her into his pen and that was when Laurie allowed him to be her friend. She was terrified of him when he tried to attack her as he went wild. Laurie also believes lions to eat everything in sight during this, but believed her friend was still in there. At first she disliked his father, but realizes he is as forgiving as they are.