Fostering and adopting is very common for people who love to give children a loving family, a forever home, and a brighter future.
Well, let’s not exclude animals from this because their “instincts” make them naturally caring.
And we are betting you have seen some inspiring stories about animals that are taking care of other species and treating them like their own, haven’t you?
This story is all about that, but you might find this a little unorthodox because it includes two very different animal species – winged and non-winged.
A former Kurdish soldier turned farmer, Goran A Surchi, was met by an odd surprise one day.
He heard a chorus of meows coming from the chicken coop and it pumped his heart so fast. You know when cats get hungry, they would love to gobble on some chickens for their meal. He thought something really bad had happened to his chicken.
Goran told Bored Panda:
“For some time now, I was hearing meows coming from our chicken coop and I was curious to know what was going on, as our chickens could be in danger. When I realized that the meows were coming from under the chicken, I decided to record it so as not to miss this unique moment and to my surprise, there were three beautiful kittens there.”
Little did he know, something else was going on.
As he walks in towards the chicken coop, he brought his phone to record the entire scene.
The video starts rolling and he finds no cats lurking around, he then decides to march much closer to investigate further. He draws one hand out and starts to brush through the thick feathers of the hen named Lee.
To his surprise, three little kittens pop out right in front of him.
It seems that all those times, the chicken is giving them warmth and protection.
A protective mama chicken.
“Mama” Lee took them under her warm wings and massive body like they’re her own kids. They may not share the same physical attributes but this kindhearted chicken didn’t think twice about giving the kittens a temporary shelter.
They soon found out what happened to the mom of the lost kittens.
Unfortunately, they saw its lifeless body.
According to Goran, she drowned in a nearby lake. It’s the saddest piece of news the missing little cats were probably unaware of, or do they?
Either way, it’s still amazing this new “mama” chicken seemed to know the situation that’s why she unhesitatingly took the kittens in.
Goran shared the video on TikTok and blew up as expected.
As of this writing, the adorable video already has over 456,000 views and with almost 30,000 heart “reactions”. Over a thousand TikTok users also left their comments of amazement to the beautiful new-found mom-children relationship between Lee and the orphaned kittens.
Unsurprisingly, everyone is in love with the odd-ball little family.
This video truly shows how compassionate animals are to each other, even to species that are too far from their kind. It is indeed a life lesson from animals that humans can definitely learn from.
See the adorable albeit unorthodox relationship between Lee and his kittens below!
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