This Video of an Orphaned Koala Snuggling Up to a Stuffed Animal Will Melt Your Heart

Paul Ramos, a veterinarian who has been helping animals affected by Australia’s bushfires, shared a touching video about an orphaned koala on Instagram this week.

“This little girl unfortunately just lost her mother. People and Nature: Truly we are all connected, and we can and must do better. [Love] to the #wildlifecarer ‘s, local community and #wildlifevets who will step in to take care of her and hopefully, release her back to the wild.”


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In another video, Ramos explained the roles teddy bears play in helping the koalas recover.

“They need things like this. Them being, like, arboreal or tree-dwelling creatures, they need to hold onto things. So when they’re transported or they come out of anesthetic, they need something to hold onto. So, literally, they’ll wake up with a teddy bear. So, we have these teddy bear drives.”