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Video Of Sugar Glider Flying In For A Hug Has Captivated The Internet

by : Julia Banim on : 29 Aug 2021 16:17
Video Of Sugar Glider Flying In For A Hug Has Captivated The Internetu/AbbyPatout/Reddit

I’ve seen a fair few cute animal videos in my time, but I am now willing to pledge my allegiance to one creature and one creature only.

A video has gone viral that features a tiny sugar glider swooping down for a hug, little ‘wings’ expanded as it soars towards a waiting human hand.

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I for one cannot get over its little wiggle, with the precious hamster angel appearing to actually be in full flight; long, fluffy tail swishing this way and that.

Fall in love with this little chap for yourself below:

The best part of the video probably has to be when the glider lands on the person’s hand, clasping its little arms around the waiting fingers.

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Now, this has not been confirmed, and I do watch far too many Pixar movies, but this to my eyes looks rather like a glimpse into a beautiful interspecies friendship.

Others have been similarly enchanted, with one person describing the sweet animal as a ‘warm flying handkerchief’. Another declared the embrace to be an ‘excellent hug’.

However, others urged people against getting a sugar glider, warning that they can make for ‘terrible pets’ and may sadly die of loneliness if they aren’t cared for properly.

Sugar glider (Pixabay)Pixabay
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According to the World Animal Protection, sugar gliders living out in the wild may travel as far as one kilometre from their nest searching for food or a potential mate, with their home range encompassing up to 17 acres.

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Julia Banim

Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.

Topics: Animals, Now, Reddit

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  1. u/AbbyPatout/Reddit

    The hug at the end !