Some studies have even shown that friendship can have a huge impact on our health and well-being. Therefore, everyone needs friends. Friendship is a gift one can receive! Indeed, it deserves to be appreciated. It is common to both humans and animals.
Such is the case with Doodlebug, cared for by wildlife rehabilitator Gillian Abbott. He is an orphaned kangaroo cub living in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia. Abbott and her son Tim Beshara, an adviser to Greens senator for Tasmania Peter Whish-Wilson, have taken care of Doodlebug since he was a baby found orphaned in the wild.
This orphaned kangaroo cub was alone with a teddy bear. When Tim tweeted pictures of himself hugging a teddy bear by Doodlebug, he won everyone’s hearts. He is actually an Eastern Gray Kangaroo. Through these photos, we can see the value of a good hug, especially for an orphan.
“He might have fallen out of his mother’s bag or his mother might have died,” Beshara told the Daily Mail. “He was a few months old when he was given to WIRES, my mother’s wildlife company. She has since nursed it back to health, and it now hops around the forest and comes back occasionally for feeding or petting” as pictured.
For now Doodlebug is big and healthy enough to return to the wild. But he’s still not ready to face the wild world without a little help from Abbott and her organization. Abbott thought that Doodlebug, like babies, needed a friend to comfort him. For this reason, she gave him a bear to play with.
“They seem to respond to toys like a child. They see it as a companion,” says Abbott.
With the help of his bear friend, he will soon recover and return to the wild. where he belongs.
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