Everyone says that dogs are “man’s best friend,” but one old man has looked elsewhere in the animal kingdom for companionship, walking around the streets of Zhengzhou followed by his best chicken buddy.
The 80-year-old guy told reporters that he adopted this chicken while he was walking around an abandoned construction site. He was surprised when the little chick walked right up to him. They’ve been BFFs ever since. He says that the chicken makes for great company during his walks and even takes care of the mosquitoes, Tencent reports.
Of course, the chicken may see the elderly man as less of a pal and more of a mother. According to zoologists, young animals normally treat the first creature that they see move as their family.
At this point, the chicken probably can’t wing it on its own, following the old guy around to eat, walk and rest. It’s not clear if for the chicken’s sake, he has decided to cut poultry from his diet.
By Sophie Wang
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