We adore animals at Feel-Good Friday. Sure, their fluff and fuzz make us positively squee-tastic. But the real reason why they hold a special place in our hearts is simple: they’re our friends.
And just like a good friend, they can always tell when you
need cheering up. Crummy day at school? Roscoe will nuzzle up to you without
expecting a treat. Fight with your bestie? You can count on Tiger to curl up on
your lap, gently purring as a reminder that everything will be OK.
Mario, a dying cancer patient, had such a moment at his last visit to Rotterdamn’s Diegaarde Blijdorp. There, the 54-year-old worked as a zoo maintenance man for most of his life.
Lying in his hospital bed, they took him to the giraffe
habitat. One of the giraffes, sensing something was wrong, walked up to him and
gave Mario a gentle kiss on his forehead.
“You could totally see him light up,” said the director of Ambulance Wish Foundation, which organized the goodbye. Excuse us as we grab a new box of tissues.
Has an animal ever made your day? Share in the comments
Photo from Stitching Ambulance Wens Netherlands via Huffington Post
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BY KARMEN FOX ON 3/21/2014 12:00:00 PM
POSTED IN In the News, Feel Good Friday