We often hear that parents are not those who give birth, but those who raise their children, giving their time, patience, and love. And who said that an adoptive parent is supposed to be from the same species? Nature never ceases to amaze us and the proof has recently been spotted in Iraq.
Farmer and soldier Goran A Surchi that lives in Kurdistan, Iraq, located a somewhat unlikely scene in his hen cage and decided to tape everything on video.
To his surprise, Goran located his chicken looking after 3 orphaned kittens in their nest, and the cats looked quite relieved and comfortable under the noble bird’s wings.
“For some time now, I was hearing meows coming from our chicken coop and I was curious to know what was going on, as our chickens could be in danger. When I realized that the meows were coming from under the chicken, I decided to record it so as not to miss this unique moment and to my surprise, there were three beautiful kittens there,” Surchi told us about his cute encounter.
Unfortunately, the mother of the 3 kitties had lately [ᴘᴀssᴇᴅ ᴀᴡᴀʏ], leaving the cats orphaned and looking for shelter and care. Apparently, the hen named Lee decided to take care of the little orphaned kitties and offered them some heat to comfort them after their loss.
” Later on we came to search for the kitties’ lifeless mother. Unfortunately, she [ᴅʀᴏᴡɴᴇᴅ] in a lake near the ranch. Amazing how our hen seemed to recognize the story, thus solving to take care of the kittens.
Surchi shared the adorable video on TikTok and it quickly went viral with 298.6k views