There is a saying that goes, “Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.” It’s a beautiful sentiment that reminds us of the power of companionship and connection, even in the most unexpected of places. Take, for example, the story of a couple in Australia who found themselves befriending a flock of wild lorikeets.
Having visitors is always pleasant, but it can be a bit disconcerting when they show up uninvited, especially if they’re animals. An unexpected animal guest can often cause a mess and be quite a nuisance. However, sometimes these uninvited visitors can bring joy and companionship, as was the case for Georgina and Christian.
The couple’s apartment was near trees that served as a home for wild lorikeets. These colorful birds, part of the parrot family, found their way into the couple’s home, attracted by the grapes that Georgina and Christian kept in their apartment. Lorikeets’ natural diet consists of nectar, seeds, and fruits, so it’s no surprise that they were drawn to the grapes.
Despite being considered a nuisance by fruit farmers due to their tendency to decimate and eat all the fruit they find on farms, Georgina and Christian found themselves enjoying the company of the lorikeets. They became regular guests, often watching TV with the couple and chilling on their couch.
Although the birds could sometimes be a hassle, particularly when they demanded more food with all the noise they could make, the couple put up with it because they enjoyed their company so much. They even named some of the birds and could recognize which ones were which.
This delightful story serves as a reminder that friendship can be found in the most unexpected places. It also highlights the importance of being open to new experiences and finding joy in the little things in life. So the next time an uninvited guest shows up at your door, whether human or animal, consider the possibility that they might just be your next best friend.
And if you have a story of an unexpected friendship, please share it with your friends and family. It might just brighten their day and encourage them to embrace the unexpected.