Dying Zoo Worker Gets One Last Goodbye From Some Special Friends. You’ll Smile But Might Cry It’s So Touching.


A terminally ill zoo worker gets a special goodbye kiss from a giraffe after he was wheeled in to see the zoo animals one last time before he passes.

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! The commitment to his job and the animals is apparent when these giraffes pay him one last visit.

After being diagnosed with terminal cancer, he wanted to say goodbye to the animals he had grown to love over the years.

After Mario was brought to the zoo on a stretcher by the Dutch Ambulance Wish Foundation, one of the zoo’s giraffes reached down and nuzzled Mario for a goodbye kiss. Animals love us just as we need to love them. So touching!

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