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Jim Rockford
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Dying zoo worker gets goodbye kiss from giraffe
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A terminally ill zoo worker got a goodbye kiss from a giraffe after he was wheeled in to see the zoo animals one last time.


The 54-year-old mentally handicapped man named Mario had worked as a cleaner at the Rotterdam Zoo in the Netherlands for approximately 25 years. After being diagnosed with terminal cancer, he wanted to say goodbye to the animals.

After Mario was brought to the zoo on a stretcher by the Dutch Ambulance Wish Foundation, one of the zoo’s giraffes reached down and nuzzled Mario for a goodbye kiss.


Image: http://a.abcnews.com/images/Health/ht_giraffe_2_kab_140321_16x9_608.jpg





jose canseco
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re: Dying zoo worker gets goodbye kiss from giraffe
Touching story, but if he miraculously improves, we might have the start of a new religion.


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afrosheem255
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Maybe giraffe saliva cures cancer..


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Nado Jenkins83
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animals can sense these things better than humans.


PuntBamaPunt
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re: Dying zoo worker gets goodbye kiss from giraffe
Doesn't he realize how many germs are in its mouth?


davesdawgs
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God Bless


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fillmoregandt
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Great story


Fat and Happy
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I like giraffes


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Touching story, but if he miraculously improves, we might have the start of a new religion.


Image: http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100811075900/en.futurama/images/1/1f/Giraffe_Overlord_0047.jpg




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Byron Bojangles III
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Doesn't he realize how many germs are in its mouth? 



No he's mentally handicapped


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htran90
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animals can sense these things better than humans.



this.

When I had a really bad case of food poisoning, I was resting on the sofa at my gf's house and one of the dogs who barks and refuses to come by me every time I'm there decided to park her bitch arse next to me and try to cuddle.


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pivey14
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Seriously, what's the point of these articles without video


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3nOut
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animals can sense these things better than humans.



yes they do. my lab knew when i just needed her to get out of my way if i was angry and knew when to just come put her head in my lap when i'd had a rough day.


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kywildcatfanone
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Was going to post this. Great story. Animals are awesome!


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McCringleberryy
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Damn.


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This wasn't the same zoo that was euthanizing and quartering giraffes in front of kids just last month?


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This wasn't the same zoo that was euthanizing and quartering giraffes in front of kids just last month

About to ask that. I think they shot it, no drugs. Keeps meat safe for other animals to eat.


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MBclass83
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Giraffe's are only my favorite animal EVER.


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