Giraffe Says Goodbye to Dying Zoo Worker

March 21, 2014 at 3:18 PM Leave a comment

What a bittersweet story:

Giraffe via INdependent.ie

(Image via Independent.ie)

Maintenance worker Mario has terminal cancer and had asked to be taken into the giraffe enclosure at Rotterdam’s Diergaarde Blijdorp zoo.

The 54-year-old was wheeled into the enclosure on his hospital bed. Within minutes, the giraffes approached him and began to nuzzle and kiss him.

[…]

“These animals recognised him, and felt that (things aren’t) going well with him,’ Kees Veldboer, the founder of the AWF told Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad.

“(It was) a very special moment. You saw him beaming.”

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Almost brings tears to my eyes.

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