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I Have Never Seen Anything Like This. Years Later, Swan Remembers The Man Who Saved Him From A Chain Link Fence And Does The Most Remarkable Thing To Show His Gratitude

August 16, 2017

This is an amazing story of a swan and the man that rescued him. The bond between the two is remarkable. It was beautifully captured in this photo as the two were reunited. Years ago Richard Wiese was visiting the UK's Abbotsbury Swannery to host a television show, "Born to Explore" when he found an injured swan who had flown into a chain-link fence. As Wiese got closer to the animal, he tried to make him feel comfortable before they transported him to an animal sanctuary for treatment.  

Fast forward a few years, the two were reunited and to Wiese's surprise, the animal had not forgotten what he did for him. Wiese told ABC News,"When I put it next to me I could feel its heart beating and it just relaxed its neck and wrapped it around mine. It's a wonderful moment when an animal totally trusts you." Then the swan did something incredible.

Swans are usually territorial creatures, who will defend themselves should a person come near a nest. Swans are beautiful animals, but they are known to be vicious around people. Yet, this particular swan knows he owes his life to Wiese and didn't attack him out of fear because he knew he was safe.  

Instead, the swan realized who was holding him and knew that he was safe in his rescuer's arms so much so he gave Wiese an unforgettable hug. "It's a wonderful moment when an animal totally trusts you," said Weise. Animals like humans crave and need love. Watch this incredible video below.

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