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Dying zoo worker gets good-bye kiss from giraffe he cared for

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NETHERLANDS (WKOW) -- A terminally ill zoo worker gets a good-bye kiss from a giraffe after his dying wish was to see the animals one last time.

Mario, 54, is a mentally handicapped man who developed a brain tumor. He had worked at the Rotterdam Zoo in the Netherlands for about 25 years. His dying wish was to say good-bye to the animals he helped care for.

After Mario was brought to the zoo on a stretcher by the Dutch Ambulance Wish Foundation, one of the giraffes reached down and nuzzled Mario for the good-bye kiss.

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