You might find it hard to believe, yet research has indicated that friendships can significantly affect our health and happiness. As a result, everyone needs friends, and animals are no different. Even if the relationship is created by a stuffed animal, it may make someone feel at ease and help them get over any difficulties. Naturally, it also merits to be loved and adored.
Meet Doodlebug, a young kangaroo that was abandoned and resides in Australia’s New South Wales state’s Northern Rivers area. He is taken care of by the wildlife rehabilitator Gillian Abbott. Since Doodlebug was a young child discovered abandoned in the wild, she and her son Tim Beshara, an advisor to Greens senator for Tasmania Peter Whish-Wilson, have cared for him.
Doodlebug is not a wallaby, but an Eastern grey kangaroo. Regardless of the species he is, though, his images of him cuddling a teddy bear that Tim posted went viral and won everyone over. These images demonstrate the importance of a good embrace, particularly for an orphaned wallaby.
Beshara informed the Daily Mail that “he may have slipped out of his mother’s pouch or his mother might have passed away.” “When he was given to my mother’s wildlife organization WIRES, he was just a few months old. Since then, she has taken care of it and, as the photo demonstrates, it is now hopping around the forest and returning for the occasional feeding or cuddle.
Doodlebug is grown and healthy enough to return to the wild, but without a little assistance from Abbott and her group, he still isn’t ready to do so. Abbott believed that Doodlebug needed a friend to comfort him and assist in his development, just like babies do. She gave him a cuddly bear to cuddle with as a result.
They appear to react to the toys much like a toddler would. They treat it like a friend, claims Abbott.
No wonder Doodlebug wants to hug his favorite bear when he has just lost his mother and home. He will recover quickly with the aid of his bear and go back to the wild, where he belongs.