DYING WISH: Zookeeper Says Final Goodbye To His Animals

A terminally ill zookeeper had an emotional farewell with the giraffes he had been taking care of.

In a touching scene posted on Facebook, the 54-year-old maintenance worker named Mario was given a kiss on the cheek by one of the giraffes as he lay in his hospital bed.

The visit to the zoo in the Dutch city of Rotterdam was made possible by a foundation that grants terminally ill patients their last wish.

The pictures have since gone viral on social media.


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