Finding tiny sparks of Christmas joy can be difficult, especially during a pandemic.
Announcements of impending lockdowns and switching up the way we celebrate with those we love can feel heavy.
And then a koala is captured on an Australian Christmas tree and all is well again.
Amanda McCormick from Adelaide, South Australia, was surprised to learn that this little guy was hanging from her Christmas tree.
Unsure, Amanda called 1300Koalaz – a charity organisation that cares for sick or injured koalas.
At first, the hotline operators were convinced that they were the victim of a prank call.
“But no, a koala desperate to get in the Christmas spirit had wandered into Amanda McCormick’s house and decided it wanted to be the fairy on the Christmas tree.”1300Koalaz posted on their Facebook page.
The koala was able to be assisted, with the charity writing that they made sure that, “the little koala got its wish, even if it was just for a short while.”
This acts as a good reminder to look out for Australian wildlife in these warm Christmas temperatures.
One Facebook user commenting, “A great place to ask everyone to put out water for the wildlife, (buckets 97c at bunnings) place rock or stick in it for the smaller animals.”
Placing containers of water around your property is a good way to help these tiny creatures stay hydrated.
As another Facebook user wrote, “What a fantastic Decoration! Surprised the lil fella made it that high up without it falling over.”
And there you have it, an Australian Christmas is not complete without a cuddly koala shining bright as the star atop the tree.