Marcia the goat is blind, so her best friend Maurice — also a goat — helps her get around

By Maria Yagoda
March 03, 2016 06:21 PM

We love tales of goat friendship as much as the next person, but this one is especially sweet.

Marcia is a blind goat whose ride-or-die Maurice — also a goat — helps her navigate the world.

“It was actually perfect,” Susie Coston, national shelter director at Farm Sanctuary, told ABC News. “They both wanted somebody and they were crying and crying to get to each other.”

Born blind, Marcia was rescued by Farm Sanctuary in Orland, California in May of 2015 when she was just eight weeks old.

“She was constantly wanting somebody and crying a lot,” Coston said, because goats are herd animals by nature and seek out company by crying (as we all do). A few months later, Marcia met  the ultimate companion: Maurice, a young rescue goat without horns who proved gentle enough to be Marcia’s BFF.

Now, whenever Marcia walks, she leans on Maurice, who guides her around the sanctuary. The two goats also “talk back and forth a lot” in their special goat language.

“Marcia will follow Maurice wherever he goes,” Coston said. “He just loves her.”

 

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