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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Giraffe Says Goodbye to Terminally Ill Zoo Worker.




Images of a Giraffe nuzzling a terminally ill zoo worker in Rotterdam have spread worldwide. 

According to The Independent, the 54-year-old had spent most of his adult life cleaning the animal's enclosures and asked to be wheeled to the giraffe enclosure at the Rotterdam Zoo to say goodbye. The wish was granted by Dutch charity The Ambulance Wish Foundation. 

"These animals recognized 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." 

-fox