I’d thought I’d seen almost every adorable baby animal that this planet has to offer, but it appears that I was gravely mistaken.
Meet George, the baby wombat whose mother was hit and killed by a car when he was just four months old.
This adorable little guy was rescued and eventually ended up at the Australian Reptile Park in New South Wales where he found a buddy to love on him: Tim Faulkner, general manager of the park.
Wombats are marsupials native to Australia and Tasmania and typically need to stay in their mother’s pouch for the first six to eight months of their lives. So, to make George feel a bit more at home, his handlers built him his own pouch that he often gets carried around in.
What was going to be a life full of pain and suffering for the baby wombat has turned into a life filled with cuddles and playtime instead, and we couldn’t be happier for him!