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Terminally Ill Zoo Employee Receives Final Kiss Goodbye From Giraffe

So sweet, so sad

In case you needed a good cry this morning: The Independent reports that a maintenance worker named Mario at the Rotterdam’s Diergaarde Blijdorp Zoo is suffering from terminal cancer and asked to be wheeled into a giraffe’s habitat so he could say his final goodbye to the animals.

“These animals recognised him, and felt that (things aren’t) going well with him,” Kees Veldboer, the founder of the Ambulance Wish Foundation, said.

Ummm is someone cutting onions in here??

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