April The Giraffe.. The World Needs More Of This.

Is anyone else watching the live feed of April the Giraffe from Animal Adventure Park in New York? I'll admit that for the first six days I didn't have a clue what it was about. A few times as I was scrolling through my Facebook feed I would come across a still image taken from a youtube video of a giraffe, I'd wonder what it was about and then move on.

Then someone made a comment about it on Facebook a few days later so I searched Google to try and figure out what was happening. I watched the feed for a few minutes and honestly at first I was confused. Why was everyone gripped by a pregnant giraffe? Were people really glued to their screens all day watching this?

It's now one week later and I am one of those people.

Throughout the day I will randomly check the feed and see if she's given birth yet. 

I may have 'liked' Animal Adventure Parks Facebook page and read their daily updates about April. 

When I'm awake with Henry during a night feed I watch April's keepers come and do her night time routine. 

I may have told my taxi driver the other day all about April and sounded a tad excited about her impending arrival. 

Do you know what I like though. In a world where it seems that there is always some debate or some argument happening. In a world where it seems that everyone is trying to one up someone else. In a world where there is so much sadness, we have this, a giraffe that has brought people together. Last night I couldn't get back to sleep after feeding the baby so I was reading the comments on the parks Facebook page and nearly everyone had nice things to say. People were engaging with each other and not to be mean or shout abuse at one another, as is seen in so many other comment threads. No, they were talking about what a lovely thing this was, how excited they are. How they're sharing the experience with their children. How much they have learnt about giraffes or how they would fall asleep with their phone next to their bed with the live feed on because it was relaxing.

The world.. It needs more of this...

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