16 People Share Wonderful And Totally Unexpected Encounters With Animals

by Damjan

Animals are all around us, even if we live in big cities, and we tend to forget that. Living in big cities makes us estranged from nature, so this is a great reminder.

Sometimes they can surprise us, like hippos walking on city streets, kittens in boats, or cats in vending machines…But they are always lovely to see, and always put a smile on our faces. 

We have collected some of the most uplifting photos of unexpected animal encounters, and we know you are going to like them as much as we did. And even if you don’t, they will definitely put a smile on your face.

1. “I was sure there wasn’t a hippo roaming the streets of Chicago...”

1. “I was sure there wasn’t a hippo roaming the streets of Chicago...”
via: © _anishaaaaaa_ / twitter

2. “Yesterday, my dog was hanging out on the balcony with a crow, and today, 2 birds woke me up when they flew onto it. I think I’m turning into a Disney princess!”

2. “Yesterday, my dog was hanging out on the balcony with a crow, and today, 2 birds woke me up when they flew onto it. I think I’m turning into a Disney princess!”
via: © kistiakovskiy / twitter

3. “This is Tam-Tam. I met him in Japan.”

3. “This is Tam-Tam. I met him in Japan.”
via: © Chay16th / Reddit

4. Just what you needed.

4. Just what you needed.
via: © kuchka70 / Pikabu

5. “I fed him and the next day he came with his brother!”

5. “I fed him and the next day he came with his brother!”
via: © animalland7 / twitter

6. “I bought a boat a few weeks ago and when I got home, I found kittens in it. The rescue mission took a lot of hard work but it was worth it. I’m now a cat daddy.”

6. “I bought a boat a few weeks ago and when I got home, I found kittens in it. The rescue mission took a lot of hard work but it was worth it. I’m now a cat daddy.”
via: © TRUMPTRAIN247 / Reddit

7. “Saved this baby blackbird from a magpie and now it thinks I’m its mom.”

7. “Saved this baby blackbird from a magpie and now it thinks I’m its mom.”
via: © Swoopmonkey / Reddit

8. “Human, meet my new friends!”

8. “Human, meet my new friends!”
via: © Luciphyr729 / Reddit

9. “Walked out of my house to find a deer licking my cat...”

9. “Walked out of my house to find a deer licking my cat...”
via: © 3-kano-3 / Reddti

10. “I met a woman with a possum and a beautifully sincere smile.”

10. “I met a woman with a possum and a beautifully sincere smile.”
via: © ladypugsworth / Reddit

11. “This is what I was greeted with just before midnight when I took my dog for a quick walk before bed. We’re staying at an Airbnb that has a donkey on the property. I didn’t know donkey hugs existed before I met this sweetums. He’s the goodest boy!”

11. “This is what I was greeted with just before midnight when I took my dog for a quick walk before bed. We’re staying at an Airbnb that has a donkey on the property. I didn’t know donkey hugs existed before I met this sweetums. He’s the goodest boy!”
via: © TheBoBiss / Reddit

12. “I met this guy walking to work.”

12. “I met this guy walking to work.”
via: © Pail1991 / Reddit

13. “I heard my cat’s body slam into the window and discovered a curious visitor.”

13. “I heard my cat’s body slam into the window and discovered a curious visitor.”
via: © svenicorn / Reddit

14. “This guy I met at the grocery store had his pet turkey with him.”

14. “This guy I met at the grocery store had his pet turkey with him.”
via: © friggenmike / Reddit

“This gorgeous boy I met — it was love at first sight!”

“This gorgeous boy I met — it was love at first sight!”
via: © DivineMs_M / Reddit

16. “Met this little guy on a hike this morning!”

16. “Met this little guy on a hike this morning!”
via: © sciencystuff21 / Reddit

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