An Animal Lovers ‘Must See’! Giraffe Leans In to Kiss Dying Zoo Worker Goodbye

Giraffe kisses zoo worker
Love knows no boundaries, as proven by this giraffe saying goodbye to his caretaker

*Last wishes can be revealed in the most poignant forms.

After “Mario,” a 54-year-old zoo worker from the Netherlands, learned he had terminal cancer, his last wish was to say goodbye to the zoo’s giraffes, some of which he had cared for his entire adult life.

When Ambulance Wish Foundation, a charity similar to ‘Make A Wish’ Foundation in America, learned of this, they arranged for him to visit the giraffes.

A moment of this incredibly touching reunion is captured in a photo that has gone viral across the Internet showing Mario lying in a hospital bed, wrapped in blankets, while a giraffe leans over and plants a nice big lick on his face.

Kees Veldboer, founder of the Ambulance Wish Foundation, said the animals seemed to recognize Mario, according to KRON.

The foundation specializes in taking terminally ill patients to places they love or have always wanted to see. Ambulances in the foundation’s fleet have been outfitted with extra large windows so that bed-bound passengers can take in the view while out on adventures, the Daily Mail reports.

Thanks to Yahoo News for information in this article.

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