An infant kangaroo that has lost its mother embraces a teddy bear tightly and regards it as a companion

When "Doodlebug" was discovered on the side of the road in Grafton, New South Wales, in southeast Australia, he weighed only around 3 1/2 pounds.

Months have passed since the little kangaroo was saved. Tim Beshara and his mother, Gillian Abbott, are still perplexed as to why he was abandoned.

"We don't know whether his mother had died either through a car accident or a dog attack, or whether he simply was abandoned," Beshara stated to CBS News.

In any case, it appears that the now 15-month-old kangaroo is at last learning how to survive.

Teddy bears, Doodlebug's favorite plush animal, provide him with company.

"The kangaroo will lay in the grass next to the teddy, will cuddle the teddy and even practice his kicking against the teddy," Beshara explained.

A picture of the greatest pals went viral this week.

"I got this from my mother, who looks after wildlife. demonstrating the worth of a nice embrace, particularly for a wallaby who is orphaned. Beshara tweeted on Tuesday, "#wildoz."

More than 3,300 people shared the tweet, and hundreds more people commented on it.

Abbott, a retired employee from Grafton, New South Wales, dedicates her free time to tending to the injured or abandoned animals on her tiny piece of woodland land. That's how she got to know Doodlebug and how her son, the senator's aide from Australia, and the cute animal were introduced.

Currently undergoing a "soft release," Doodlebug is free to wander into the forest anytime he pleases, though he will still periodically return to eat.

He stated, "My mum still sees him most days," adding that the "joey" likes to jump around his mother's woodland property. "She is thankful that this image is providing joy to so many people around the world."

Abbott and her son were also commended by the "world" for sharing the happy occasion.
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