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Friday, July 25, 2008

Christian the lion

I know y'all have probably already seen this, but today was my first time and I've watched it over and over. Each time I've cried...all happy tears.

Here is a picture of Christian when he was a cub living in their apartment:

I'll be watching this many times.


Blogger Michelle said...

I have never seen or even heard of this, but like you had tears in my eyes just now as I watched it unfold.

What an amazing moment that must have been for those 3 friends.

11:21 AM  
Blogger LoveLladro said...

I haven't seen that before either! No matter what you believe, it took mad guts to stand there as that lion approached!

What happens if the people you are supposed to reach out to are meaner than a wild lion? Still supposed to extend the olive branch ;~)

7:04 PM  
Blogger kathi said...

michele ~ I couldn't tell you how many times I've watched this in the last 2 days...and I've cried every single time.

lovelladro ~ they did take a huge chance there, I agree. Amazing.

11:42 PM  
Blogger Johnnie Avocado said...

Yeah, very dangerous.....I thought Christian was going to eat them!!! Cool story....

6:53 AM  
Blogger Johnnie Avocado said...

I did some research...the information on the video isn't completely accurate...the story is even better....they went to see him 5 years after, not only one, and also.....the guy that took him to Africa for them....said before they arrive there.......We haven't seen Christian in 9 months...he probably won't be here when you are here.....but the guys came anyways.

The video says they looked for the pride, but actually, the night the guys arrived, they said Christian showed up outside their camp, like he knew they were there. Check out this info...

7:02 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

That is too funny Johnnie...I immediately went to snopes after I watched the video too. And like you thought that the "real" story was much better.

Oh and Kathi, I love your new profile picture, your hair looks really pretty.

7:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Incredible story!!

Fly profile pic!

9:17 AM  
Blogger DaBich said...

Michelle is right, love the new pic! You're gorgeous!

I saw that story several months ago, and didn't know if there was any truth in it. Snopes now verifies it...how heart-warming, it sure does bring tears to the eyes.

4:30 PM  
Blogger ~Deb said...

OMG the first time I saw this I was in shock. I seriously thought they were going to get eaten. Isn't it amazing how they remembered them?

By the way---LOVE YOUR NEW PHOTO! You're so beautiful Kath!!!! :)

9:03 AM  
Blogger Rose said...

Kathi thanks for sharing this. It was beautiful. I watched it several times because I thought something terrible was going to happen so I kept turning away from it. It was really beautiful.

Kathi I meant to tell you that I love your new picture.

10:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crazy how he looks genuinely like he did as a "kid"....

10:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want a pet lion now!

2:13 PM  
Blogger Believer 1964 said...

I loved it and will be passing on this uplifting story of love. I was interested in more and enjoyed the YouTube video "Christian the Lion - A Wonderful Legacy."

12:41 AM  

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