To say that there’s a lot of sadness around us, is an understatement. And sometimes joy may be found in the simplest of things and in the most unexpected places like with these two fairy penguins looking over the Melbourne skyline.
The lighter penguin is an elderly female whose partner died this year. The darker one is a younger male who lost his partner two years ago. Biologists have followed them as they meet every night to comfort each other. They stand for hours together watching the lights.
This story made my heart smile. Sometimes all we need is a hug. Or someone to be there just because—no words, just be there. Or maybe you can be that someone for someone else.
Thank you for reading!