noah bloom
noah bloom

A few years ago we covered a sweet story about the friendship between a Japanese Grandma and her cat. Now, we have another touching story about a young boy from Australia and his best friend—a magpie. The bird’s name is Penguin, and she was rescued as a baby by her owner, 10-year-old Noah Bloom. Cameron Bloom, Noah’s mother, is a professional photographer who has been capturing the relationship as it blossoms.

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Penguin is free to fly anywhere and doesn’t live in the house. She does like to visit frequently, though, especially on cold, rainy nights. And when she does visit, she has made herself a member of the family—playing playing and even napping with Noah. Check out the family’s heart-warming Instagram feed to see the friendship unfold.

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