Jayden, a 6-year-old with Type 1 diabetes, likes to look out the window in his room at the Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. The Houston Zoo is located across the street, so he's trying to see the animals.
"We always drive by the zoo to get to the hospital," says his mother. "He had mentioned, 'Mommy, I just want to go to the zoo.' "
But thanks to a little technology, Jayden didn't have to leave his hospital bed to see jaguars, giraffes and sea lions.
This is an adorable reminder to always take that first step.
This is, quite literally, an old dog learning a new trick.
Photographer Candice Sedighan's 11-year-old golden retriever, Champ, has found himself a surrogate father to an unusual brood: A small flock of baby chickens.
There's a long history at PEOPLE Pets of animals carrying out the dreams of our editors. Last September, Joseph Gordon-Levitt planted a kiss on a kitten. Before that, Tom Hardy puckered up to a pooch. Today, we add two more to that illustrious list: a pair of huskies fortunate enough to cuddle Benedict Cumberbatch.
The British actor recently graced the cover of High Life magazine, the in-flight publication of British Airways, and the cover story's writer took to Twitter to share some precious outtakes from the shoot.
She may not be on any official best dressed lists, but we'd take style advice from this kangaroo any day.
Boomeroo – who was adopted by Virginia resident Julia Heckathorn at just 3 weeks old – boasts an entire wardrobe of human clothing. Among the duds filling her closet: shirts, sweaters and dresses, all purchased from baby shops.
"When we first got Boomeroo, she was wearing a little shirt, and she's worn clothes ever since," Heckathorn, 28, told the U.K.'s Daily Mail. "She loves her tops, and when I have to take her top off to clean it, she puts her arms out and waits for me to dress her again."
Tuesday proved to be a sad day for Miley Cyrus, who announced on Twitter that her dog Floyd has died.
"I don't wanna say it because I don't want it to be real... But my precious baby Floyd has passed away," she wrote. "I am broken."
She added: "I know I don't mean it but I wish he would've taken me with him this is unbearable. What am I gonna do without him?"
A firefighter put his reptile-handling experience to good use when he rescued a 7-ft.-long boa constrictor from a burning home in western Michigan.
Muskegon firefighter Scott Hemmelsbach told the Muskegon Chronicle that he reluctantly agreed to enter the two-story, smoke-filled house Sunday night to retrieve the snake. He says he cradled the "weighty" snake before carrying it to safety.
"It was trying to crawl up the side of his terrarium and get out," Hemmelsbach said. "His face was pushed up on the screen and trying to get out. There was a lot of smoke, and he was trapped."
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