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Grieving goose keeps returning to shopping center where his partner was hit by a car



  • A shopping mall in Canada is now a site for grieving by a lonely male goose whose partner has died.
  • The male goose returns to the mall as it is where he last saw his partner and is near the site where she was hit by a car.
  • Shop owners, staff and mall goers are heartbroken over the sad sight of the mourning goose but hope he learns to love again and finds a new partner.

A lonely male goose now waits at shops’ rooftops daily at the CF Shops at Don Mills in Toronto, Canada.  Shop owners and staff and shopgoers who learn of the goose’s story are heartbroken for the mourning goose.

His mate was hit by a car near the shopping mall and that’s the reason why the male goose returns to wait there because that is where he last saw her.  He’s hoping that his partner comes back.

As what shopper Colin Tobias said, “He looks very sad. And you can tell he misses his wife. He’s wandering around wondering, looking.”

An employee at a wines and spirits store at the mall actually cried over the male goose’s grief. “He lost his own partner and for that, he is depressed and sad,” Sayad Rasulnezhad said.

The goose’s vigil is broken only when he wanders off to find food. At times he disappears longer but then he resumes the wait.

The behavior is typical of geese as they mate for life according to wildlife experts.  But the mall shop’s staff are hopeful that in time, the goose will return to the wild and find a local female goose to love again.

Tobias said, “I think he should be looking for a mate, and we should be helping him.”

But for now, we let him mourn and wish him well.

Source: The Dodo