Before 54-year-old Mario passed away, he had one special goodbye he needed to say ... to his favorite giraffe.Mario had worked as a maintenance man at the Rotterdam zoo in the Netherlands for over 25 years. After his shifts, he loved to visit and help care for the animals, including the giraffes.
As Mario's fight against terminal brain cancer came to an end, all he wanted to do was visit the zoo one last time. He wanted to say goodbye to his colleagues — and maybe share a final moment with some of his furry friends.
Thanks to one incredible organization, Mario got his wish.
The Ambulance Wish Foundation, a Dutch nonprofit, helps people like Mario experience one final request.It's a lot like Make-A-Wish, only it's not just for kids. (Continue Reading)
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