By esteban m
With so much negative news on the internet, it’s important to be aware of the positive stories out there. Humanity still exists and there are several people who show a great deal of love for fellow humans and animals. While some crazies have been beating up and hating animals, others are doing extraordinary things to keep these fellow planets comfortable.
This is the kind of love and affection that Australia’s oldest man, Alfred Date, shows for injured penguins. He is very old, but that does not stop him from knitting mini sweaters for these beautiful sea animals. At 109 years old, Alfred has been in the weaving business since the 1930s. This passion is what he has now turned into a rich cause to care for sweet and fragile injured penguins.
This charitable adventure began in 2013, when Victoria’s Phillip Island Penguin Foundation solicited volunteer sweater makers. The deal was simply to knit little sweaters for penguins. Alfred, who already had the ability, joined this humanitarian service and hasn’t looked back since.
Knitted sweaters serve to save the small and fragile penguins from oil pollution. And, looking at the footage, the penguins seem to appreciate the love that humans like Alfred are showing them.
Being an avid sportsman, he used to play golf in the 1990s. He has seven children and 20 grandchildren. According to him, his secret to live long is “waking up every morning”. We hope to have that sense of humor when we get to his age.