Sunday, March 23, 2014

Animal's love for human beings!

Heart-breaking pictures have emerged of the moment a giraffe said goodbye to a terminally ill zoo worker, who had spent most of his adult life cleaning the animal's enclosures.

Maintenance worker Mario has terminal cancer and had asked to be taken into the giraffe enclosure at Rotterdam's Diegaarde Blijidorp zoo.   The 54-year-old was wheeled into the enclosure on his hospital bed.  Within minutes, the giraffe approached him and began to nuzzle and kiss him.  The Ambulance Wish Foundation, which transported Mario to the zoo, said he has little mobility and finds speaking very difficult.  "However, his face spoke volumes," they said.

"These animals recognized him, and felt that (things aren't) going well with him," Kees Vedboer, the founder of the AWF told Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad.  "It was a very special moment.  You saw him beaming."

Mario, who has mental disability, was also given chance to say goodbye to his colleagues at the zoo, where he has worked for almost 25 years.

1 comment:

  1. What a touching post. Animals are far smarter than we give them credit. They talk to us all the time, we just need to listen.

    Have a terrific day my friend. :)