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Love Connection: Lonesome Goose, Chivalrous Deer

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

When you're down on your luck, sometimes all you need is a helping hand - or a hoof, as the case may be. In a Buffalo, New York cemetery, a female goose who lost her mate is getting support from a male deer. She spends her days nesting by an urn. He circles the spot, on-guard if others approach. The man in charge of the Forest Lawn Cemetery sees it as love: one creature of the Lord looking out after another creature of the Lord.

It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.