Doodlebug, an orphaned kangaroo, is pictured hugging a teddy bear that it received from its caretaker mother.
Tim Beshara’s heartwarming image went popular throughout the world when he tweeted it.
” I figured it would certainly be cooperated Australia but I’ve been stunned to see the photo reaching as far as Brazil and Russia. I’ve even had American morning shows using it on air.”
The shot was taken on Doodlebugs wildlife caretaker’s property in New South Wales, where she discovered that orphaned animals responded positively to teddy bears.
” They appear to react to the toys much in the same way as a toddler. They treat it as a companion.”
Doodlebug has been cared for by Tim Beshara and his mother Gillian since he was abandoned as a baby, according to her:
” He might have fallen out of his mother’s pouch or his mom may have passed away. He was a number of months old when he was passed onto my mom’s wild animals company WIRES.”
The juvenile kangaroo has fully recovered from the bad condition he was in when he was adopted and is now back in the wild.
” She has since nursed it back to health and it is currently hopping around the woodland and coming back for the occasional feeding or cuddle, as the image shows.”