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Giraffe says goodbye to his friend, the zookeeper

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The following photo was provided by the Dutch Ambulance Wish Foundation The following photo was provided by the Dutch Ambulance Wish Foundation
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A dying zookeeper shared a special moment with an animal and it was all caught on video.

Mario, who has worked at the Diergaarde Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam for more than 25 years, has a brain tumor, which has caused him to be paralyzed.

However, Mario, who was like a zoo mascot, said he wanted to see the animals one more time.

On March, Mario visited the zoo and as he sit in a bed where he could view the animals, a giraffe came over to him and embraced him.

The moment was all made possible by the Dutch Ambulance Wish Foundation charity, who brings terminal patients to their final wishes.

The charity released a photo and video to the public, and the story has been since picked up by CBS News and other organizations.

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