VACAVILLE, Calif. - This is a story of two best friends separated by chance and reunited with the help of some caring volunteers.
But it is no ordinary friendship -- and this "animal magnetism" really shows in a video that's going viral online.
Just a couple of weeks ago Mr. G the goat was inconsolable. Pathetic, pitiful, forlorn, depressed.
Ever since he was rescued from the home of a hoarder in Southern California, and taken to animal place sanctuary in Vacaville, Calif., he did nothing but mope around and refused to eat for six days.
The animals wasn't sick, so it was a mystery until Jan Galeazzi of “Animal Place”, a local shelter, says she learned Mr. G had a long lost friend - a small female burro named Jellybean.
“Animal control said he was raised with a burro and they were best friends. And when they were separated, the burro really brayed and cried a lot and we said, 'Oh my God. Maybe he's grieving at the loss of his friendship,’” said Galeazzi.
“Animal Place” acted quickly and a volunteer drove14 hours roundtrip to bring Jellybean up from Southern California. The YouTube video of the reunion has more than three million views in eight days.
“He was suddenly up, lively. You could see his nostrils flaring. His eyes lighting up when she's being unloaded,” said Galeazzi.
Once they finally reunited, it was an amazing transformation. Not only did Mr. G perk up, but he decided it was time to eat again.
“Animals have all the emotions that humans do, they form the same sort of bonds and relationships that we do, they feel love, they feel friendship, they feel companionship, they feel sadness, they feel grieving, they feel loss, and sometimes in a more powerful way than I've seen humans express,” said Galeazzi.
Courtesy: CNN Newsource