When it comes to making a forever friend, sometimes it feels like love at first sight.
Cheryl Allison of Dallas, Texas, wasn’t looking to make a new BFF when she took a walk at a local park during the novel coronavirus pandemic. She was simply trying to stay active while practicing social distancing.
Yet as she was walking near a pond, a large gray goose spotted her and ran right over. The bird acted like he already knew her and began following her around. Cheryl realized right away that it was the start of something special!
After inquiring at the parks and recreation department, she was told the goose, whom she now calls Honk, is domesticated and was most likely raised by someone who looks like Cheryl.
While it may be a case of mistaken identity on Honk’s part, for Cheryl, this is the friendship she never knew she needed!
“In this time of social distancing, I can’t see my friends or my parents, this goose has become my friend!” she explained.
While she can’t take Honk home with her, she makes sure to visit him several times a week at the park.
Their unlikely friendship has since gone viral, and now the two of them are even doing news interviews. “It’s crazy, I feel like Mother Goose!” Cheryl laughed.
Since Cheryl is a filmmaker, her new relationship with Honk has also given her inspiration for a unique project.
“I am filming a documentary about this unusual friendship during social distancing and also hoping to raise some awareness about the negative side of dumping them into ponds and parks,” she explained.
She hopes to release the documentary by next year. In the meantime, Honk has his own Instagram account so his new fans can keep up with his every, well, honk!
You just never know where you’ll find a great friend! We’ll be first in line to watch Honk and Cheryl’s upcoming movie.
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