Losing our closest friend is never easy. It doesn’t matter whether we are “prepared” for it or not.
The grief that is experienced is also not limited to humans. Animals also have the ability to feel sadness.
Did you know, for example, that parrots are some of the most emotional and intelligent creatures on the planet? When they lose someone they love, they feel a deep sense of sadness.
Parrot Sinbad recently had to go through this with his owner, who he shared his life with for 25 years.
Just like with many animals, Sinbad shared a very strong bond with his owner.
Normally, Sinbad is a very pleasant and upbeat bird, but as his beloved lay on her deathbed, he appeared to understand that the situation was serious and he was rather quiet.
This was understood as a sign of the tremendous empathy birds tend to feel for their owners.
Parrots can experience depression when they lose a loved one in about the same way that a human would. There are even anti-depressants for birds.
The moment you will soon witness was captured by a dying woman’s daughter. She is getting ready to say goodbye to the world and Sinbad is brought in for a final meeting.
Sinbad clearly just wants to be by his owner’s side and lets her know how much she means to him. And as he sits on her belly, she lets him know just how much she loves him, too.
If you can get through this clip without breaking into tears, you are much stronger than I could ever hope to be.
The bond we share with our pets is one that can’t always be put in words. That’s why video clips like these help us relate to others who love their pets just as much as we love ours. This is one of the sweetest moments I have ever seen, and anyone who has ever had a pet that they really care about can certainly relate to this woman.
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Love and Peace