(CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO/HUMAN ANIMAL FRIENDSHIP) This South American Magellanic penguin swims a whopping 5,000 miles every year to reunite with the man who saved his life. In 2011, retired bricklayer and part-time fisherman Joao Pereira de Souza, who lives in an island village outside Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, discovered the penguin covered in oil and near death. De Souza cleaned off the penguin’s feathers and fed him fish to build his strength, and when he tried to release the bird, whom he named Jinjing (or Dindim), back into the wild, he wouldn’t leave. “He stayed with me for 11 months and then, just after he changed his coat with new feathers, he disappeared,” de Souza said. A few months later, Dindim came back, spotting the fisherman on the beach before following him home. This has since become a tradition, where for the past five years, Dindim spends eight months of the year with de Souza before going back to the coast of Argentina and Chile. What loyalty! — Global Animal

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