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Giraffe Kisses Dying Man Goodbye (Video)

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- 1527 days ago -
Here is the video that Glenn made of his dying friend being kissed goodbye from a sweet 'Marius' Giraffe. Thank you for sharing, Glenn.

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Barb K (1688)
Friday March 21, 2014, 4:48 pm
I hope you don't mind me sharing your beautiful video, Glenn.

Cher C (1429)
Friday March 21, 2014, 4:57 pm

Thnx for posting this sweetie!!


fly b (26)
Friday March 21, 2014, 4:59 pm
Thank you Barb and Glenn. for sharing.

Barb K (1688)
Friday March 21, 2014, 5:02 pm
You're welcome Cher....this is quite the opposite of what happened to our dear, sweet, Marius.

Maggie S (40)
Friday March 21, 2014, 5:41 pm
I love this. This man's last thoughts were to see his animals again! Brings the tears! Too bad a GOOD MAN has to die when there are so many who deserve to get cancer and suffer long and miserably!

Kamia T (89)
Friday March 21, 2014, 5:47 pm
What a precious gift this person was given! And to think that anyone would want to put down any giraffe. Such gentle animals.

SusanAWAY A (219)
Friday March 21, 2014, 8:34 pm
Sweet. Thanks Barb ~

Walter F (129)
Friday March 21, 2014, 9:02 pm
Thanks Barb.,His dying wish was granted.His last thoughts would have been happy ones. as he crossed the paradiise.

Sherri G (128)
Friday March 21, 2014, 9:49 pm
Very touching video. Thank You for sharing Barb. Noted

Shawna S (45)
Friday March 21, 2014, 11:37 pm
I love that is a "Marius Moment".. so elegant and fitting!
Thanks Barb :")

Julia R (296)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 1:05 am
Oh Barb this is very touching! To be kissed by this giraffe was a watershed moment! And I hope that those people who were responsible for Marius' death, think more about the horrible murder that they committed after seeing this gentle and loving being who could empathize with someone who wasn't the same species ( unlike they who killed Marius!) showing them and everyone who sees this amazing video that animals may often be our moral superiors because they don't have any biases about themselves being better than other living beings and never look down at others as being inferior! Animal's possess souls just like us that you'll never find in a dissection but it's moments like this one that teach us that they do have souls and empathy for others! Thank you Barb for this awesome video!

Panchali Yapa (26)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 1:13 am
Thank you

Gloria p (304)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 2:30 am
He loves all the animals.

Tanya W (65)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 2:45 am
Noted & signed a petition on the little angel bestowing a kiss to a dying friend but video not available. Bless !

Sara P (55)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 7:15 am
Thanks a lot for sharing my dear Barb. Right yesterday the italian tv shows a little bit of this video and is difficult for me to find the right words. The love for animals, what a person can feel in front of one of this creatures is not explainable, only who feel the same can understand the last desire of this man, to see them for one last time. Thanks again Barb.

Alexandra G (250)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 10:18 am
I love this video, thanks

Sherri Martin (78)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 3:11 pm
Wow! That was absolutely beautiful! So very touching!! Thank you so much for sharing this Barb!!

Giana P (398)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 1:29 am
Very touching, thanks Barb, I just can't take all this crying about these posts this morning. It really saps me.

Sara Williams (8)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 10:24 pm
Aw, I heard about this. So sad, but touching.

Hahn H (167)
Sunday April 6, 2014, 2:24 am

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 6, 2014, 6:09 am
that should happen everywhere, so please could you support this petition in Germany as well, with nearly the same topic: to allow very sick and old people to have their pets with them, thanksür-schwerkranke-im-krankenhaus-altersheim?recruiter=88211022&utm_campaign=signature_receipt&utm_medium=email&utm_source=share_petition

Gabriele Jefferson (147)
Sunday May 4, 2014, 3:11 pm
noted,shared on fb,twitt,g+

Mostapha Z (279)
Tuesday June 10, 2014, 2:02 am
It is truly inspirational and extremely moving. May your Gentle Spirit continue to inspire the generations to come on the long Journey of Life. With deepest respects and admiration.

froudji thommes (36)
Sunday February 8, 2015, 1:11 am
so touching!

Elfje Muse (98)
Sunday March 29, 2015, 7:11 am
So wonderful, why can't all people see how intelligent animals are and how sensitve, I shouldn't complain there are over 28 million here who do know, thanks for sharing

Maggie D (69)
Saturday April 4, 2015, 9:27 pm
Very touching. Noted and shared.

Sara S (2)
Tuesday April 21, 2015, 3:37 pm
It's amazing how loving and gentle animals are. We humans really need to follow their example.

Colleen Prinssen (14)
Wednesday April 22, 2015, 5:04 am
to bad he didn't get to be kissed by his giraffe in the wild? one last momment. but no dying wish of "please free this giraffe"

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 30, 2015, 9:18 am
That is so beautiful, what a precious moment. We can learn a lot from animals. Thanks for sharing, Barb!

Andre Vosloo (14)
Sunday May 24, 2015, 11:02 am
Very moving !!

Donna Ormsby (0)
Wednesday June 10, 2015, 5:51 pm
Animals are compassionate creatures.

Jennifer C (1)
Tuesday June 16, 2015, 9:12 pm
Amazing and beautiful. What a way to spend your last memories here on the world, with such peaceful, graceful creatures to watch over you and comfort you the transition to death. The staff and the animals deserve a round of applause for their compassion.

Linda M (1748)
Saturday July 4, 2015, 7:54 am
Very nice story.

Deborah W (6)
Monday August 3, 2015, 5:05 pm
Species aside, those who know love and care about more than self, know what counts. This acknowledges that fact in spades. Beautiful ...

Regina P (67)
Tuesday August 4, 2015, 8:57 pm
Thank you for sharing this precious video

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Wednesday August 12, 2015, 5:24 am
It is sad to see such a man die. This is a very touching thing that people did for him to fulfill his wish.
Giraffes are gentle animals and they can communicate with us as I found out when I was in England
in the 1970s. My family went to see a wildlife park near the home of some British lord.
They had giraffes wandering about in the park. I was carrying my baby daughter in my arms. A baby giraffe wandered up to us and I petted it while showing it and talking about it to her.
The mother giraffe had been eating out of a basket hung up high on a tree and when she saw me touching her baby she became alarmed and I'm not sure what word to use for a giraffe rushing over as fast as she could. It's not running and not a gallop, but a kind of undulating floating. Anyway she was upset with me. So I bowed to her and inn dulcid tones told her that her baby was beautiful and how lucky she was to have such a lovely baby.
The giraffe came over and sniffed and touched my daughter with her mouth from top to toe and then lifted her head before bowing to me as she shut her eves for a lingering moment.
I got the message: "Your baby is lovely too". But the covert message was: "Were you worried when I had my mouth on your baby's face? Now we are even!"
For that reason I do feel that it is most likely that the giraffe gave Marius a loving kiss, whether it knew that he was dying or not.

Suzette Leleu (25)
Friday August 28, 2015, 2:10 pm
Do they mourn our passing, just as we mourn theirs?

Neill Abayon (667)
Tuesday September 8, 2015, 5:22 am
Thank you for sharing the video!

Nikola Iliev (0)
Tuesday November 3, 2015, 7:31 am
Thanks for sharing this video.

Concerned M (0)
Thursday November 12, 2015, 4:58 pm
Thank you!

Concerned M (0)
Thursday November 12, 2015, 4:59 pm
So beautiful!

Concerned M (0)
Thursday November 12, 2015, 5:00 pm
Kind of sad
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