Start Your Day With This Incredible Penguin

Dindim the Penguin was saved by a 71 year old Brazilian man named Jaoa Pereira de Souza. And Dindim is convinced that the man is his family. It’s just awesome.

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Dindim The Penguin That Travels 5000 Miles Every Year To Be With His Savior

Meet Dindim, a Magellanic Penguin who has been visiting his rescuer, Jaoa Pereira de Souza, pretty regularly for the last 4 years.

In 2011, de Souza stumbled across Dindim lying in front of his home, covered in oil. The retired bricklayer promptly washed the penguin, fed him some sardines, and put him in the shade. And now Dindim returns, despite being a Magellanic Penguin who should be migrating to Patagonia each year.

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Local fishermen are in awe of the stubborn little bird, who visits with de Souza for a week or so, waddles down to the sea for a few weeks, and then turns up again: on de Souza’s front door step.

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Usually, Dindim would join with a group of penguins to make the bi-annual migration. But he doesn’t. Biologists are baffled, and hypothesize that Dindim must believe his rescuer is a part of his family – and also probably thinks de Souza is a penguin.

The full video is below. All I have to say is: #relationshipgoals.

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Sam Ferrante is a poet, editor, facilitator, and writer born on Long Island, college-fed in Western New York and Paris, and then poetically raised in Buffalo, NY; Ireland; and Australia. A former member of the Pure Ink Poetry team in Buffalo and a regular competitor in Dublin's Slam Sunday, Sam was a Co-Creative Producer at Melbourne-based Slamalamadingdong in addition to serving on the Melbourne Spoken Word Committee. Sam has been published in Ghost City Press, Blowing Raspberries, and The Dirty Thirty Anthology and has been featured at The Owl & Cat Session, La Mama Poetica, Girls on Key, and White Night 2016 among others. Her debut book of poetry, Pick Me Up, got rave reviews from her Mom. She is currently the Editor of CrowdInk.