A bitter sweet story of one Living Beings life captured in His brief time with us all strangely bringing people globally together who still somehow are unable to see the Line in the sand of hypocrisy phrase "kill one, Love another"
You are not ready for this story.
Rest in Peace #GrapeKun i hope you find warms arms of friends where you are.
#グレープ君 Gurēpu-kun was a Humboldt #Penguin at #TobuZoo Japan. His attachment to a cutout of a character from the 2017 #Anime series #KemonoFriends earned him international fame.
He was born at #HamuraZoo Tokyo and was named because of the color of the purple ring placed on his wing for identification. "kun" is a Japanese honorific word used when speaking to younger males
His mate Midori was transferred to Tobu Zoo in 2007 After a decade-long relationship, Midori left him for a younger penguin leading Him to become isolated from the other penguins.
Tobu Zoo placed 60 cutouts from Kemono Friends around the grounds to attract visitors. The cutout placed in his enclosure #Hululu was an #Anthropomorphic Humboldt penguin.
He would stare at the cutout for hours, going as far as trying to reach the cutout which was placed on a tall rock.
Zookeepers had to separate him from the cutout for part of the day so he would eat.
Media outlets described Grape-kun as having fallen "in love" and the zoo created a drink called "Loving Grape" described as a "embodiment" of the penguin's relationship with his love.
Hululu's voice actress #IkukoChikuta visited him as an educational event on penguins and a festival honoring him was planned, but his health began to decline in October.
The zoo announced his passing October 12th 2017.
Zoo personnel created a small shrine in his honor as several guests visited the enclosure with flowers.
January 2018 the Zoo placed a new cutout in the enclosure featuring Hululu and an illustration of Grape-kun standing side-by-side. -now this begs the sincere question internet.
Which is it.
Loving them as long as your attention span allows
Realizing they simply speak a different language and should be respected.