Squee! Sick baby goat walks with help from tiny wheelchair

Get out the tissues. This heartwarming story about Frostie the goat kid taking his first wobbly steps in a tiny rig is bound to make you tear up.

Frostie
Meet little "Frostie." Video screenshot by Rusty Blazenhoff/CNET

It's not every day you get to see a video that pulls on your heartstrings like this one. It shows Frostie, a disabled baby snow goat, slowly stepping out on his own with the use of a cool device.

Just recently, the kind folks at Edgar's Mission Farm Sanctuary, a not-for-profit sanctuary for rescued farm animals in Australia, saved baby Frostie.

The poor little guy came to them severely dehydrated and full of lice, but that wasn't the worst of his problems. He suffers from joint ill, a debilitating disease that filled his tiny body with a horrible infection. Because of it, wee Frostie lost the use of his hind legs.

After stabilizing his condition with antibiotics and pain relievers, the little farm animal was outfitted with a small wheeled contraption -- much like a wheelchair -- enabling him to move around and helping to flush the disease's toxins out of his system.

Watch him take his first wobbly steps in this video.

(Via Modern Farmer, The Hairpin)

About the author

Rusty Blazenhoff has been deeply involved in cyberculture for more than 20 years, and immersed in pop culture since getting her first copy of Dynamite magazine. She loves kitsch, quirky artifacts of Americana, and enjoying island life in Alameda, Calif., with her daughter. She makes a mean Fluffernutter.

 

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