Department of odd couples: Man and goose

Wacky Web Week

Four years ago, in southern California, a retired salesman became acquainted with — and then devotedly befriended by — a goose. Dominic, the retiree, walked every day around the park lake where Mario, the goose, lived.

At first, Mario simply followed Dominic around the lake. But as their unusual friendship acquired depth, Mario took to the air, following Dominic as he rode home on his scooter. Other complications arose, but the cross-species friendship persisted.

These days, Mario lives at the zoo. What’s a person to do about the freely offered friendship of a wild goose? Dominic and Mario give you a clue. Click below or go to the original YouTube video.

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