(ANIMAL RESCUE/ANIMAL VIDEOS) When Sam Bloom had a terrible accident, she was diagnosed as paraplegic. Her world was completely shattered until one day an injured baby magpie showed up in her backyard. Weak and frail, the magpie was in rough shape, so the Bloom family took her in and nursed her back to health.

Slowly but surely, laughter returned to their home and Sam found herself smiling again. As Penguin the magpie recovered and grew, she found her own zest for life. The bird was always free to come and go as she pleased, and eventually in 2015, Penguin flew away for the very last time. For more of Penguin’s story, follow her on Instagram. — Global Animal

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