01/03/2024

Hᴇᴀʀᴛʙʀᴇᴀᴋɪɴɢ Moment When A Dʏɪɴɢ Zoo Worker Received Final Kisses from Giraffes

Hᴇᴀʀᴛʙʀᴇᴀᴋɪɴɢ Moment When A Dʏɪɴɢ Zoo Worker Received Final Kisses from Giraffes

   “Animals are the most beautiful and ethereal beings. They see, feel and touch our souls in unimaginable ways. The depth of their senses is a gift to those who unconditionally love and respect these amazing creatures gifted to us by our magnificent Creator.

This reminds me of the book named “Who cry when you die?” by Sharma R. that I read two years ago. Who will stay beside us at the time we’re gonna leave this world? Family and friends, of course. There is nothing to regret when having these people to stay with us in the last stage of life. But there are friends, even family members that can not say. A dog that you’ve raised for years. An animal that you’ve cared for at work. This story will touch the heart of millions. A Hᴇᴀʀᴛʙʀᴇᴀᴋɪɴɢ moment when a Dʏɪɴɢ zoo worker received final kisses from giraffes.

The 54-year-old maintenance worker, who’s sᴜꜰꜰᴇʀɪɴɢ from a terminal ᴄᴀɴᴄᴇʀ, asked that his hospital bed be wheeled into the giraffe enclosure at Rotterdam’s Diergaarde Blijdorp zoo. In a Hᴇᴀʀᴛʙʀᴇᴀᴋɪɴɢ scene, one of the giraffes approached the man, known only as Mario, and appeared to give him a kiss goodbye. Mario, who’s ᴍᴇɴᴛᴀʟʟʏ ᴅɪsᴀʙʟᴇᴅ, then asked for a moment to say goodbye to his colleagues at the zoo, where he spent the vast majority of his adult life. Something incredible happened when Mario was taken to the giraffe section. It was a Hᴇᴀʀᴛʙʀᴇᴀᴋɪɴɢ sight to watch as the giraffes moved close to the ambulance carrying Mario, sticking their heads one after the other through the window. They could sense that he was in a lot of ᴘᴀɪɴ and was sᴜꜰꜰᴇʀɪɴɢ greatly. They nuzzled him, kissed and comforted him with sᴀᴅ expressions in their eyes. The experience had a great impact on Mario. “(It was) a very special moment. You saw him beaming,” said Veldboer. The Dʏɪɴɢ zoo worker had the opportunity to see the zoo that used to be his home one last time. He also got a chance to say goodbye to his co-workers.

Like the pets and many other animals that we care for, they’re truly true friends of us.  ​You were their Hero. Amazing animals pure hearts even more than humans…That is a wonderful gift from a beautiful animal, friend who have feelings to…. They’re truly true friends!

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