Animals in the wild may be friendly and thankful. Some people may have reservations about this. When they hear a factual narrative, though, they will change their minds. There is no script. There are no flossy words.
Dindim, a cute penguin, swims almost 8,000 kilometers every year to meet his savior and old human friend.
71-year-old Dindim the penguin has a human buddy named Joao Pereira de Souza. He lives on an island off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as a retired bricklayer and part-time fisherman.
Dindim was rescued by Pereira de Souza in 2011. The poor creature was hungry and wet with oil when left on the beach.
The old man did not think twice about bringing the penguin home and caring for him until he regained his strength. He spent nearly a week cleaning her tarred feathers and feeding her fish. Pereira de Souza took Dindim to the sea when he was ready to return to his colony.
Dindim, on the other hand, did not go right away. For 11 months, the penguin lived with his rescued human and formed a particular attachment with him.
The penguin miraculously returned. He wished he could see his human buddy again and thanked him for everything he had done for him.
Dindim has swum nearly 8,000 kilometers from his birthplace (Argentina and Chile’s Patagonia coastlines) to see the guy. He’s been doing it since 2011.
Watch the video of the adorable penguin below.
“Everyone claimed he wouldn’t come back, yet he’s been visiting me for the past four years.” He arrives in June and departs in February,” said Pereira de Souza.
The penguin would wag his tail, trumpet his happiness, and ask for cuddles from his human pal. He sat on the man’s lap and let him wash and feed him.
Keeping wild animals as pets is prohibited in Brazil. The example of Dindim and Pereira de Souza, however, is an exception. Because of the man’s goodwill, the authorities let the penguin to stay with him.
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