Two Penguins Find Comfort From Eachother: Proof That Animals Do Feel Like Us

I know 2020 so far has been a hell of a year. With Covid-19 and not knowing the permanency of our lives, I know that most of us got time to look into our lives. Amidst the chaos we are facing, I think it is good things we got a break.  

We, humans, are on a race. But thanks to the Corona Virus, we have time for a break and enjoy life as it is. And above all, I perfectly know that this is the time we all realized the value of our loved ones because we are masters in taking someone for granted.

So, do you think only us, humans yearn for comfort from another human?

Well, here is proof that two widowed penguins hugging each other and gazing at the Melbourne skyline.

Australian photographer Tobias Baumgaertner’s once-in-a-lifetime- photo of two penguins gazing at the skyline

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Tobias wrote on his Instagram, “During times like this, the truly lucky ones are those that can be with the person/people they love most. I captured this moment about a year ago. These two Fairy penguins poised upon a rock overlooking the Melbourne skyline were standing there for hours, flipper in flipper, watching the sparkling lights of the skyline and ocean. A volunteer approached me and told me that the white one was an elderly lady who had lost her partner and apparently so did the younger male to the left. Since then they meet regularly comforting each other and standing together for hours watching the dancing lights of the nearby city. I spent 3 full nights with this penguin colony until I was able to get this picture. Between not being able or allowed to use any lights and the tiny penguins continuously moving, rubbing their flippers on each other’s backs and cleaning one another, it was really hard to get a shot but I got lucky during one beautiful moment. I hope you enjoy this moment as much as I did,” 

Volunteers told Tobias that this friendship has occurred after losing their partners, and it’s a habit for them to meet.

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Tobias spent three nights trying to capture their magical friendship back in 2019

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