How A Scruffy Magpie Saved A Family.


Our story is deeply painful to share, but it is also beautiful and true. Just know that when I tell you about the tears, the anger and the longing, I am also talking about love. We have laughed till we cried and we have wept ourselves to sleep, for that is the nature of love. Love hurts. Love heals. Photograph: Cameron Bloom.

Our story is deeply painful to share, but it is also beautiful and true. Just know that when I tell you about the tears, the anger and the longing, I am also talking about love. We have laughed till we cried and we have wept ourselves to sleep, for that is the nature of love. Love hurts. Love heals.
Photograph: Cameron Bloom.

Here’s a story to warm your heart and start your day on a lovely note, or end your evening that way. Thanks to Lofty for sending this our way.

Penguin Bloom is the story of an Australian family who rescued a β€˜a tiny, scruffy, injured’ magpie chick they called Penguin. In caring for the newest member of their family, the Blooms – including mother Sam, who was herself coming to terms with paralysis after an accident – found that Penguin helped them to heal emotionally. Their story went viral on Instagram and has now been turned into a book, royalties from which will go to Spinal Cure Australia and Wings For Life in the UK.

You can read and see all the images at The Guardian.

Comments

  1. rq says

    Favourite photo of all: Penguin reading with one of the kids.
    Runners-up: Penguin with the stuffed monkey, Penguin exercising, light-headed Penguin.

    This is not a story you should read at work if you’re the kind of person who easily dissolves into tears.
    Thank you, Lofty and Caine!

  2. Ice Swimmer says

    My favourite photo is Penguin spreading her wings too short to fly yet.

    Life hangs on many thin threads and many of them can break easily.

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