Skip to comments.Giraffe licks dying zoo worker
Posted on 03/23/2014 8:26:34 PM PDT by Nachum
Netherlands Dying Wish Giraffe
This photo released Saturday March 22, 2014 by Stichting Ambulance Wens or Ambulance Wish Foundation shows a giraffe at Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam giving a lick to terminally ill Mario Eijs on Wednesday March 19, 2014 . The Stichting Ambulancewens "Ambulance Wish Foundation" offers transport for terminally ill patients who cannot walk to help fulfill a last wish, in Eijs' case to be taken to the Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam where he worked doing odd jobs for 25 years. Eijs, who has a mental handicap, is dying of a brain tumor and has difficulty walking or speaking. (AP Photo/Stichting Ambulance Wens)
AMSTERDAM (AP) A giraffe gave a lick to a dying man who asked as a last wish to be taken to Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam, Netherlands, where he had done odd jobs for 25 years.
Mario Eijs, who is mentally disabled, had developed a brain tumor and had difficulty walking or speaking. He wanted to pay a final visit to the co-workers and animals he loved.
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A perfect ending to my weekend.
And a perfect ending to the gentleman’s life.
Now, if only they could extend as much compassion to the children they mark for euthanasia.
I expected a photo. Maybe one will be posted later.
There are no words.
Thanks for sharing, mountn man.
And to the young healthy zoo animals, esp giraffes, that they kill and make into a science project for children while butchering.
I thought that happened in Denmark?
Yep I screwed up. Sorry.
No matter. :) It was a terrible thing no matter where it happened.
Warms the cockles of the heart...thanks for posting.
Just saying goodby to a friend. Animals know who their friends are and they never forget. I wish more humans were like that.
Thanks for the pic.
Just read that earlier via email!
Yet another story which has NO CONNECTION to abortion and you--and others--somehow find a way to make a comment on it. Amazing.
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