Snuggly Calf And Lonely Rooster Become BFFs And Their Sweet Video Is Going Viral.

We’ve seen our fair share of inter-species friendships before, but none are quite as adorable as the story of Duke and Rex!

Aimee’s Farm Animal Sanctuary in Queen Creek, Arizona specializes in rescuing farm animals and horses from slaughter and giving them a safe, loving home for the rest of their lives.

Instagram

Many of these unwanted animals are in poor health or have physical disabilities that would make a regular barnyard life impossible for them. Aimee and her staff of volunteers nurse them back to health and occasionally re-home them if possible, but many of the 100 animals at the sanctuary will live there for the rest of their days.


Sign up for our free daily email.
Stay inspired 6 days a week with InspireMore's Morning Smile,
the #1 good news email read by 455K+ people.

One of Aimee’s residents is Duke, a calf who was born with no bones in his legs along with dwarfism. Duke was recently introduced to a new member of the sanctuary community named Rex, a rooster who was surrendered by a neighbor because the other chickens were picking on him. The pair fell instantly and obviously in love!

Instagram

Duke and Rex are utterly inseparable, spending most of their time lounging under a shady tree in the farm and greeting visitors. They snuggle together all day long and sleep together at night.

The unlikely BFFS have become a few of the most popular residents at the farm. Adults and children, many of whom have special needs themselves, love to visit the farm to see animals who also have physical challenges. Duke and Rex are always a big hit.

Facebook

When one visitor to the sanctuary captured a sweet video of Duke and Rex snuggling and uploaded it to Reddit, their story went viral. Suddenly the sanctuary got a lot more interest from the public as well as much-needed donations for the farm, which is a 501c3 charity and relies solely on donations and volunteers to survive.

Aimee says she was just as surprised as anyone when Rex and Duke started hanging out, but it’s clear that they take a great deal of comfort in one another.

“They both had a friendship instantly, a bond, an acceptance despite their differences, they have found similarities and formed a friendship,” she stated. “We can learn a lot from animals on how to be better humans sometimes.”⁣⁣

Facebook

These two love and accept one another exactly as they are, and that’s definitely a lesson we humans could learn! It’s so sweet to see these two being loved and taken care of. Thank you, Aimee, for all that you do!

Share this story to bring a smile to someone’s face today.

Want to be happier in just 5 minutes a day? Sign up for Morning Smile and join over 455,000+ people who start each day with good news.

We need your help...
Recently, we received a note from a reader that captured the true need for what we do at InspireMore so beautifully. She wrote: My mind and spirit are nourished by the content of your site. I never miss a day of it.”
Impact like this would not be possible without support from readers like you.
From now until the end of October, we’re looking for 500 new supporting members to join us. Your member support means we can continue filling the world with good news in a time when we need it most.
If you’re able to, please help us by becoming a member today. Thank you.
0
Goal: 500