A heartbreaking moment when a zoo worker received final kisses from Giraffes!

Mario Ejis, former maintenance staff of Rotterdam’s Diergaarde Blijdorp zoo in the Netherlands, battled terminal cancer and was unable to go to work for some time.


In 2014, Ejis made one last request – he wanted to see the zoo and his animal friends again before he died.

Watch the video at the end.


Ejis was transported to the hospital in a specially designed ambulance to the zoo to say goodbye to his co-workers and animal friends.


Something incredible happened when Ejis was taken to the giraffe section. As the giraffes moved close to the ambulance, sticking their heads one after the other through the window, they nuzzled him, kissed, and comforted him with sad expressions in their eyes.

The giraffes recognized Ejis and felt that “things weren’t” going well with him.


Ejis had the opportunity to see the zoo that used to be his home one last time. Animals are the most beautiful and ethereal beings.


They see, feel and touch our souls in unimaginable ways. The depth of their senses is a gift to those who unconditionally love and respect these amazing creatures gifted to us by our magnificent Creator.

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