One day, a wild goose named Arnold was seen to have trouble walking by staff at the Cape Wildlife Center in Massachusetts.
It looked like an injured foot, so staff admitted the goose to the local wildlife hospital for some much-needed treatment.
As it turns out, they weren’t the only ones concerned about Arnold.
After a quick examination at the hospital, it was clear that Arnold’s foot needed some surgery to be fixed.
But Arnold’s absence was felt by his lifelong girlfriend, who decided she would find him for some moral support.
“As we prepared to sedate Arnold and get him ready for surgery, we heard a faint tapping at the clinic door,” staff at the center wrote. “We turned to see that his mate had waddled up onto the porch and was attempting to break into our clinic! She had somehow located him …”
Thankfully, the surgery was a success and Arnold was on his way to recovery.
“She remained there throughout the entire procedure, watching us work, never moving from the doorway,” staff wrote.
Once the surgery was over, staff put Arnold by the door, and you can see how grateful the geese were.
“They both seemed much more at ease in each other’s presence,” staff wrote.
Absolutely adorable! Despite Arnold needing a few weeks to recover, he won’t need to do it alone. Staff are happy to continue letting his girlfriend visit.
“We will do our best to get him back out quickly and will perform bandage changes and treatments in view of the doorway when possible so that his mate can check up on him,” they wrote, adding: “Through sickness and health …”