When you think of a goose, what first comes to mind? To us, we’ve never been the biggest fans of these creepy birds, a feeling which arose after we were terrorized by one who lived outside our university campus.
But as it turns out, although they may love nothing more than to chase innocent people away from their territory, geese can actually have a gentle and loving side to them.
A video of a gentle goose preciously watching over newborn puppies was posted onto YouTube by Viral Paws, and the video has raked in an impressive 2.7 million views from people all over the world.
Anyone who’s brought children into the world knows how challenging it is to care for them when they’re a baby. So we spare a thought for animals who have litters of around five or six!
When a mama Samoyed gave birth to six babies, a resident goose developed her own maternal instincts and made sure to help out with the care for the pups.
While we don’t know why there’s a goose living in somebody’s house, one thing’s for sure: it seems that being domesticated has done her the world of good.
In the sweet video, the goose can be seen watching over the puppies while they’re sleeping in their kennel, and at one point, she even seems to move her beak in an indication that she’s counting them all!
But she doesn’t just sit and watch from the sidelines. The goose also lets herself become a climbing frame for the little pups, and she doesn’t seem in the least bit impatient!
You can tell that the goose really loves and cares for these babies, despite them being from a totally different breed of animal.
People took to the comments to share their love for the caring goose, with one person saying:
“For anyone who says geese are always mean and don’t get along with others, this proves them wrong!”
“Trust me, if anything even looks like it’s going to mess with your pups, I will make it wish it had never been born. Honk.”
Someone else added:
“It’s amazing to see the parenting traits, even in another species..How they know these are precious little lives to be guarded and taken care of..”
A final person suggested that a goose’s hostility is actually down to their living conditions:
“When animals are taken out of the constant struggle for life no longer worried about where their next meal is coming from, they develop into the most honest version of themselves. Instincts for motherhood and fatherhood take over in every situation where mixed domestic creatures have babies. Every time I’ve ever seen this, it’s come true, multiple creatures not just getting along but doing their part to help with the babies of every household species!”
What do you think? Watch the caring mama goose in action below and let us know in the comments.
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Source: Viral Paws