A Kangaroo Can’t Stop Hugging the Volunteers Who Saved Her Life, and the Video Will Melt Your Heart
Animals have feelings, just like humans. We’re often reminded of how pure an animal’s love can be, and there’s no better example of that than the story of Abigail, the rescued kangaroo.
While all the rescued kangaroos in one Australian sanctuary are enjoying their restored freedom and wandering around looking for food, there’s one kangaroo who spends all of its time showering its rescuers with hugs, and this is the most adorable story ever.
We at Bright Side were really touched by the story of Abigail the kangaroo and we thought it’d be a good idea to share it with you guys.
How it all started
Abigail seems to be one of the most affectionate animals ever, but her story didn’t start out that sweet. She was being hunted down after losing her mother when she was only 5-months old, and luckily she found her way to the Kangaroo Sanctuary, where the volunteers who work there welcomed the poor kangaroo with open arms.
Abigail was covered in cuts and scrapes, but thanks to the nurturing care she received from her caretakers, she regained perfect health.
Life at the sanctuary
Ever since that day, Abigail has spent most of her time showing her gratitude to her saviors, and the emotions are crystal clear. Abi has been living in the sanctuary for more than a decade, but she never forgets to show how grateful she is to her rescuers.
Kangaroos are said to have long memories, and like the workers over at the Kangaroo Sanctuary suggest, they also form very close relationships with their human caregivers.
The founder of the non-profit Kangaroo Sanctuary is Chris Brolga, who founded the sanctuary in 2006, after realizing that the nearest animal rescue center was 1,500 km away. The sanctuary is located outside of Alice Springs. It provides specialized care for kangaroos and offers unique treatment to rehabilitating orphaned kangaroos that are victims of brutal hunting.
Why it’s important to create a safe place for the kangaroos
Kangaroos are threatened by hunters because of their meat. The export of kangaroo products compiles a whopping $29 million a year business, and unfortunately, this means the worst for many of these poor kangaroos.
Sanctuaries like this one are really making a difference, and we see just how much lending a hand can mean to another soul. Abigail shows her appreciation in the best way possible, and we have really been charmed by her pure love.
What did you think of Abigail the kangaroo? Do you think that animals are capable of showing true affection like humans? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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