The penguin has been given the name “Din Din”. Quite incredibly, the South American Magellanic penguin swims to a beach in Brazil, every year in order to be reunited with the man who saved its life.
It does seem like something from a fairy tale story. The mans name is Joao Pereira de Souza. He is a 71-year-old retired bricklayer. One day he saved “Din Din” from death. Joao found the small penguin lying on rocks at his local beach back in 2011.
The penguin was covered with oil. Joao cleaned off the oil off from the young penguin. He also fed him fish each day, to help the little one to recover. It seems this penguin doesn’t forget. Each year the penguin returns back to him at the same beach. It is so incredible and quite a story to behold.