Mr. G and Jellybean

I should probably assume that when something goes “viral” on the Internet, you’ve seen it already …

But what if you haven’t?

Some stories are just too heartwarming not to share—just in case. For instance, the story of Mr. G and Jellybean.

In a nutshell, Mr. G (a goat) and Jellybean (a donkey) were rescued, among many other animals, from an abusive California owner a few months ago. They were taken to separate animal sanctuaries in hopes of giving them happier homes.

And yet, Mr. G wasn’t happy. At all.


Photo of Mr. G courtesy of Animal Place via

After arriving at Animal Place in Grass Valley, California, the 10-year-old goat stopped eating. For days, he wouldn’t even get up from the corner of his stall to go outside. Neither treats nor tenderness would perk him up despite a clean bill of health from a veterinarian.

There was only one thing to do …


Photo by Grievous via Wikimedia Commons

There was only one “someone” who could come lumbering (lop ears and all) to the rescue …


Photo of Jellybean courtesy of Animal Place via


Grab a tissue and watch …

  1. Oh Yes, many tissues! People don’t realize the intense bonds that animals form , even those that are of different species. Goats are particularly empathetic and often kept as ” pets” for nervous horses and other larger animals. Burros are such sweet animals and to think that anyone would abuse and neglect these animals just makes me weep. My best childhood friend had a pet burro named Pocohontas and she thought she was a dog and she’d ride in the station wagon with the other dogs. We are all so glad Mr. G and Jellybean were happily reunited!

  2. CJ Armstrong says:

    So very heartwarming! Makes me smile great big farmgirl smiles!!!

  3. Terry Steinmetz says:

    My heart was so happy to see this story! Thank you for sharing!

  4. LouAnn Rice says:

    Of course. ..people forget that animals have buddies and feelings.
    Love this.
    Thank you. 🙂

  5. Cindi Johnson says:

    So happy the rescuers realized what was wrong with that poor sweet Mr. G. I love stories like this ~ and like Lisa’s ~ pet burro riding in the car, hahaha! That is wonderful.

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