A video of a koala sharing a drink of water with a dog is a bright moment in an otherwise terrible time for those living in Australia.
The Stone family’s dog – Rusty – knows Quasi the koala very well and the two are friends. Quasi frequently visits the Stone family’s backyard when it’s hot for water and shelter, Danielle Stone told 7 News.
In the video, Rusty greets his friend and the pair nuzzle and share a cute moment together.
Andrew Frost, who shared the now viral video on Facebook, explains:
“My neighbours Kevin and family have a resident Koala that comes down for a drink when it is really hot. Down yesterday and today. Riley Stone and Olivia Stone have a dog, Rusty, who knows the Koala pretty well and they are mates (buddies for you in the US) – here they are hanging out filmed by Danielle Stone. The family has some great videos of this lovely animal.
(Yes the country is on fire, climate change is real and many politicians are in denial but [it’s] nice to post something smiley).”
“Rusty doesn’t mind sharing the water bowl at all,” Danielle told 7News. “I think humans could learn a thing or two from this pair.”