A PET owner has revealed an intimate moment that she shared with her massive ostrich that unlocked a new level of trust.
The pet owner was sitting down in front of the bird named Flodder and was lightly touching his feet with hers.
She said that he normally bolts up and is uncomfortable with the touch, but this time he had a completely different interaction.
He did move immediately this time, but instead of getting up to leave he leaned his body forward and put his whole body on hers in an amazing act of trust.
The ostrich lover was so ecstatic that she caught the moment on camera, and filmed a side profile of the two relaxing in the sun together while embracing.
“So proud,” she said while giving Flodder some light pets.
The video, which was posted in 2020, amassed over 350,000 likes as viewers were enraptured by the intimate moment.
Some said that the video was incredible with others thought getting this comfortable with a wild aggressive bird was a bad idea.
“That’s some beautiful trust right there,” one bird lover said.
Another person joked by saying, “When you cuddle an actual dinosaur,” alongside a sweet emoji.
One person asked if the ostriches were used for anything other than just companionship, and Adrieans responded that they were rescues and are considered friends now.
“Now people come here for photoshoots and hugs but that was never planned,” she responded. “People just love them so I can’t keep them for me alone anymore.”
Tragically, Wendy announced a couple of years later that Flodder had passed away due to an obstruction in his gizzard.
“This is a condition that is more common in ostriches but builds up for months without symptoms,” she said in a heartwrenching post on May 11.
“Once symptoms appear, it is often too late.
“We thank everyone for wishing for his recovery.
“He will be cremated with dignity this weekend and will forever hold a place here on the farm and in many hearts.”