It’s the moment many of us fear the most in life: saying goodbye to the ones we love and letting God call us up to Heaven. Even though we’re able to say our goodbyes to the important humans in our lives, our animals may not get the message before it too late. Sadly, our pets are often left wondering where we’ve gone and if we’ll ever return!
While many animals don’t understand the process of their humans passing away, one parrot got the message loud and clear when its owner was about to go.
The interaction that followed is enough to bring tears to even the most hardened of souls…
According to Cuteness, a bird may be capable of loving its owner, even if the exact science isn’t there to back it up. In fact, a human-avian relationship can be especially close if the human raised the bird from the time it was a baby – just like what happened in this family.
The site says:
“There is no scientific explanation if birds can love or not or even if they can feel emotion, but bird enthusiasts have observed some type of bird feelings from species to species emerge from different personalities and behaviors. Although birds cannot communicate their emotions to us directly through speech, their behaviors can display their emotions to the consummate bird observer…
Some birds will develop an ’emotional’ attachment to a human rather than bonding with other birds. It’s important to note here that ’emotional’ means, not depending upon a material advantage equaling an emotional attachment (like at feeding time, for instance). Birds will, at times, transfer their attachments to a human when they are raised away from their flock and this is definitely not a transactional attachment but an emotional one! A parrot, even though it may be experiencing some discomfort, will continue following their favorite human around, even to the ends of the earth!”
After spending 25 years together, it was time for this bird momma to say goodbye to her beloved parrot. Even though her vision was gone and she could barely keep her eyes open, the woman mustered the strength to wish her parrot well.
“I love you so much.”
Obviously, the parrot sensed her goodbye and nuzzled closer on her chest. Without her having to say anything else, the parrot knew it was her time to leave this Earth. Sadly, this was the last interaction they shared together – but it shows just how deep the love for our pets runs!
Watch this heartbreaking goodbye for yourself below. There’s no denying animals have the ability to love us!
Francois Le Berre, a wheel-chair bound man from France, was trying to get onto a local bus for his daily commute but none of the other passengers wanted to make room for him. He was stuck without a place to rest and contemplated catching the next bus instead.
That’s when the bus driver did something that’s causing quite a stir online…
Francois shared what happened on the bus after the driver realized none of the other passengers were willing to make way for him on his Facebook page. He posted a photo from that day on the bus and wrote:
“Yesterday, waiting for the bus in Paris, I laughed, because no one wanted to (make room). As nobody moved the driver and said, ‘Terminus! Everybody [off]!’ After the driver came to me, he said, ‘you and your help you can ride and the others, you wait for the next!’”
Without warning, the bus driver halted his vehicle, removed all of the rude passengers and allowed Francois back on the bus.
Clearly, the bus driver wasn’t having any of his passengers’ attitude. Francois didn’t want to make people shuffle around on the bus, but it’s the cards the universe dealt him – and other riders didn’t have to make him feel lesser because of it.
While people on the bus were undoubtedly annoyed, Francois said it warmed his heart. He’s often overlooked by people bustling about town, those would couldn’t be bothered to scoot a few inches so he can fit into a given spot.
As soon as news broke about Francois’ interesting bus ride, people from all over the world flocked to wish him well and praise the bus driver. The driver didn’t have to cause a scene on Francois’ behalf, but he did so to teach everyone a valuable lesson.
There’s a reason why the disabled, pregnant and elderly get priority on public transportation – and hopefully, now they’ll remember to demonstrate a little kindness…
Watch another bus driver help his disabled passenger here. We need people like them in the world!