Dindim is a South American Magellanic penguin whose life was saved by a Brazilian fisherman in 2011. Ever since, he journeys over 5,000 miles every year to come and visit his saviour and spend time with him.
Ever since, for the past five years, Dindim has come back to see Joao and spends eight months of the year with his friend. He is believed to spend the rest of the year breeding off the coast of Argentina and Chile.
Joao went on to say:
I love the penguin like it’s my own child and I believe the penguin loves me.
Every time the penguin sees his saviour, he wiggles his bottom like a dog wagging his tail and honks in delight.
No one else is allowed to touch him. He pecks them if they do. He lays on my lap, lets me give him showers, allows me to feed him sardines and to pick him up.