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Dying Zoo Worker Gets Goodbye Kiss From Giraffe
ABC ^ | 3/21 | Gillian Mohney

Posted on 03/21/2014 4:12:10 PM PDT by nickcarraway

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.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Pets/Animals; Society
KEYWORDS: animals; giraffe; love

1 posted on 03/21/2014 4:12:10 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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2 posted on 03/21/2014 4:17:02 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: nickcarraway

AWWWWW, that is sweet.


3 posted on 03/21/2014 4:18:46 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Vendome

Now that they annexed Crimea, they have a lot more of those.


4 posted on 03/21/2014 4:20:24 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Vendome

Uh, you kow that right-brain immediate association thing?

Read the article.


5 posted on 03/21/2014 4:21:04 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: nickcarraway

bump


6 posted on 03/21/2014 4:23:11 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: nickcarraway

Nice story.


7 posted on 03/21/2014 4:30:38 PM PDT by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: nickcarraway

Moving story. Thank you.


8 posted on 03/21/2014 4:35:23 PM PDT by ZULU (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Talisker

Did I mess up again?

Reading.....

Be back ....


9 posted on 03/21/2014 4:52:38 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Talisker

Wow.

Thanks for telling me to read the story.

Almost welled up with tears.

Good for him.


10 posted on 03/21/2014 4:55:29 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: nickcarraway

Yeah, I should have read the article first.

Very touching.


11 posted on 03/21/2014 4:57:04 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: nickcarraway

I thought they shot giraffes there?


12 posted on 03/21/2014 5:00:10 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: nickcarraway

How sweet. Oh, now I have tears in my eyes.


14 posted on 03/21/2014 5:02:15 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: nickcarraway

Nice story, thanks.


15 posted on 03/21/2014 5:02:18 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: nickcarraway

Quite a story. Thanks for posting. We tend to underestimate the intelligence of animals. Empathy can be a two way street, human to animal—animal to human. Anyone whose ever had a dog or cat knows that.


17 posted on 03/21/2014 5:05:30 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: nickcarraway

Dang my monitor is blurry


18 posted on 03/21/2014 5:13:52 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: nickcarraway

Animals know a lot more about life than we give them credit for.


19 posted on 03/21/2014 5:36:09 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Vendome

Pretty insensitive.


20 posted on 03/21/2014 5:39:52 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: Farmer Dean
"Animals know a lot more about life than we give them credit for."

I strongly believe that.

Beautiful story and picture.

21 posted on 03/21/2014 5:46:24 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Hot Tabasco

He’s retracted his statement. How about you show the same courage?


22 posted on 03/21/2014 5:48:21 PM PDT by REDWOOD99 ("Everyone should pay taxes. Everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: REDWOOD99; Hot Tabasco

He’s retracted his statement. How about you show the same courage?

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Yes, and how about using language that is suitable for use in the presence of us ladies?


23 posted on 03/21/2014 6:20:10 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

He has shown more class and courage than you have.

You shouldn’t eat with that mouth as the poisons will make you sick.


24 posted on 03/21/2014 8:02:38 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
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To: nickcarraway

What a beautiful story, thank you for posting it.


25 posted on 03/21/2014 9:24:49 PM PDT by Gefn (All good kitties go to the Rainbow Bridge; their humans can't stop crying)
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To: nickcarraway

That photo is profoundly sad to me.


26 posted on 03/22/2014 5:18:43 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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That photo is profoundly sad to me.

Yes. But it reminds me of the Shakespeare quote, "there are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy."

27 posted on 03/22/2014 5:23:50 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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