An image of a swan hugging a man has gone viral, and it’s easy to see why. The man apparently helped the swan recover from an injury, so the hug is most likely the swan’s way of thanking him.
An injured swan that was nursed back to health is returning to her home in England. Despite the reputation of being “mean” or “aggressive” this swan seemed to know that she was in caring arms.
“I pulled it to my chest and somehow it felt comfortable or safe,” Richard Wiese said. “I could feel its heart beating and it just relaxed its neck and wrapped it around mine.”
“It’s a really terrific feeling when you feel that bond and mutual trust with this non-verbally communicating animal…””…when the animal realizes you intend it no harm.” Photo credit:Facebook / Born To Explore
Who needs a bear hug when you can have a swan hug?
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