Each Year This Penguin Swims More Than 8,000 Kilometers To Meet Its Best Friend!

Each Year This Penguin Swims More Than 8,000 Kilometers To Meet Its Best Friend!

In 2011 71-year-old Joao Pereira de Souza found a dying penguin on the shore. The penguin was covered with oil and fuel oil. An elderly man took the bird to his house and called it Dindim. It took Joao more than a week to completely clean the penguin’s feathers from oil residues. Every day Joao fed the penguin with fish, while the bird was restoring its strength.


When Dindim got completely recovered, the elderly man set it free. Joao got very attached to the bird, it was hard for him to realize that he would never see his new friend again.


Several months passed. Joao Pereira de Souza, working part time as a fisherman, was on the beach. Suddenly he saw Dindim. The penguin recognised its savior and went home with the man.


Now 8 months of the year Dindim spends with its friend, and the rest of the year, the breeding season, it lives on the banks of Argentina and Chile. In order to see Joao, the penguin swims more than 8,000 kilometers every year.


This behavior of the penguin proves that the bird is very attached to its savior.


Joao Pereira de Souza fell in love with the penguin, he treats it as his own child.


When Dindim sees Joao, it starts wagging its tail and makes joyful sounds.


Dindim shows its affection only to Joao. Many people tried to touch the penguin, but it always pecked them.


Dindim loves to lie on Joao’s lap. Only this man is allowed  to hold it and even bathe it. Every year the penguin comes to its friend in June, and swims away in February.


The world has not seen such a touching story before. Dindim is so attached to Joao that it considers him as a family, there can be no other explanation for such an unusual friendship.

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