Your morning adorable: Rescued kangaroo thinks he's a human
We can't help but be enchanted by YouTube user norablueskies' kangaroo friend, Bracken, who lives with her at a wildlife sanctuary in Australia.
Bracken was raised as a pet before his owners gave him up and seems to be a bit confused about which species he actually belongs to. Now he "is being rehabilitated to the wild" at a sanctuary, norablueskies explains. "[P]roblem is, he seems pretty happy with human company!"
With that in mind, we know we really should find the puppylike way he follows humans around the sanctuary sad, not cute. But we just can't help smiling when we see him bend over backward in sheer enjoyment of a good scratch. (Man oh man, do we enjoy watching an animal enjoy a good scratch.)
Here's hoping that Bracken will someday be able to return to the wild. We're content in the knowledge that, if and when he does, we'll always have this video to remember him by!
-- Lindsay Barnett
Video: norablueskies via YouTube