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16 People Who Simply Left Their Home and Experienced Epic Encounters

Animals never stop surprising us. Sometimes, we see them in places we wouldn’t expect, like cats in vending machines, hippos walking on city streets, and kittens in boats. Some accidental encounters may surprise us while others can make us smile or even be a start to a lifelong friendship.

We at Bright Side did a deep dive and found stories of unexpected encounters that people shared online.

“I was sure there wasn’t a hippo roaming the streets of Chicago...”

“Yesterday, my dog was hanging out on the balcony with a crow, and today, 2 birds woke me up when they flew onto it. I think I’m turning into a Disney princess!”

“This is Tam-Tam. I met him in Japan.”

When you’re sad the entire day and then you meet a friendly good boy:

“I fed him and the next day he came with his brother!”

“I bought a boat a few weeks ago and when I got home, I found kittens in it. The rescue mission took a lot of hard work but it was worth it. I’m now a cat daddy.”

“Saved this baby blackbird from a magpie and now it thinks I’m its mom.”

“Human, meet my new friends!”

“Walked out of my house to find a deer licking my cat...”

“I met a woman with a possum and a beautifully sincere smile.”

“This is what I was greeted with just before midnight when I took my dog for a quick walk before bed. We’re staying at an Airbnb that has a donkey on the property. I didn’t know donkey hugs existed before I met this sweetums. He’s the goodest boy!”

“I met this guy walking to work.”

“I heard my cat’s body slam into the window and discovered a curious visitor.”

“This guy I met at the grocery store had his pet turkey with him.”

“This gorgeous boy I met — it was love at first sight!”

“Met this little guy on a hike this morning!”

What unexpected encounters have you had? Tell us about them in the comment section below!

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