What the world needs now…

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Bringing together two of the most vulnerable groups in our society; the elderly and animals, has so many benefits for both as was seen last Tuesday when ‘the cuteness overload’ kid goats, Marigold, and Daisy, ‘the getting steadier by the day’ Eddie and ‘the inimitable and affable’ Timmy Sheep, made their way (aided by the human contingent of Edgar’s Mission) to Vasey House Aged Care in Bundoora.

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Watching smiles erupt and fingers come to life, as animals were stroked and kind hearts stoked, these are special moments in life.  Indeed animals and the elderly have so much in common; both are often forgotten, considered too much trouble or have their emotional needs denied as they become mute witnesses to human indifference.  But thankfully it is not always this way; change is afoot as the events of this day remind us that what the world needs right now is that little bit more kindness.  And each and every one of us can contribute to that goal.

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12 thoughts on “What the world needs now…

  1. Thank you so much for this moving email. Very touching to see the glowing faces of the elderly. It’s good to see people and animals benefiting from their presence.

  2. This made my heart sing. The impact these beautiful creatures can have on the lives of the invalid, disabled and elderly is immeasurable. We have so much to learn from our furry friends!! This post was the most magnificent way to begin my work week :)

  3. The photos were so lovely! I just looked at them, and im getting teary eyed. This is heart warming on a freezing cold winters day.

  4. Brought a tear to my eye….. how beautiful to see some dear old faces with such huge smiles on them. Wish their days were ordinarily filled with such joy.

  5. Once again Edgar’s Mission has shown the way to do great & decent things & as I am in that Age Group I appreciate how all those residents loved that visit…wish I’d been there as Lancefield is a longish way for me.
    As always my congratulations to you all.
    Helen.

  6. Edgar’s Mission will always put a smile on your face. The fur kids are well looked after and loved and this shows on their faces. Steady Eddie is very kissable as are the younger kids. The sheep is very handsome and also smiling! Edgar’s Mission is a great place to visit and it is nice to know they go and share their special kids.

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