Rescue farm captures selfless pig feeding porkier friend first – before tucking in afterwards

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AN ANIMAL rescue farm captured one of their selfless pigs picking up food and delivering it to his much porkier friend – before tucking in afterwards.

Instead of munching into his own hay, Henry the pig decided to first take a mouthful over to his friend who was lying in a shed 20 yards away.

The Gentle Farm in Tennessee filmed Henry taking hay to his rotund buddy, Horton, who is “not as mobile”, before eating his own meal.

The two pigs live on the sanctuary farm who say Henry always puts his pal first before himself when it comes to food.

The farm shared the video on their Facebook page, writing: “When we take hay out to the pigs pasture the first thing Henry does is take some to his brother, Horton, who is not as mobile.

“Sharing food is true love, and Henry is the best guy. #gentlebarn#tennessee #animalrescue #begentle”

In the video, Henry displays the most un-pig-like behaviour and displays patience around food despite popular connotations around the animals.

Henry spends 10 seconds trying to scoop up as much hay as he can fit in his mouth before calmly waddling over to a red hut.

He gets to the door opening and drops the mouthful. It then becomes clear that Horton is lying down in the hut.

Horton starts munching away as Henry stands in front of him also enjoying his fresh hay.

The heart-warming video has been viewed more than 600,000 times with nearly one and half thousand comments.

AN ANIMAL rescue farm captured one of their selfless pigs picking up food and delivering it to his much porkier friend – before tucking in afterwards.

Karen Frankel said: “Too bad some people aren’t as kind as this loving pig.”

Kris Ruyle said: “Now, that brought a tear to my eye! How very sweet.”

Rebecca Craft Lininger posted: “Melt my heart. I’d love to work there.”

Pamela Pennock Wallis said: “Makes my heart so happy.”

Both of the pigs were saved from slaughter.

On the farms website, they describe Henry as “a big puppy dog”. They say: “He was scared of people at first but after a few days he settled in nicely and learned to trust us.

“He now rolls over for tummy rubs, comes running when he sees us, is always playing, and is just like a big puppy dog.”

Horton is the other pig in the video who struggles to move around as much as his buddy does.

“Horton was rescued from Slaughter. He was covered in ticks, emaciated, malnourished and extremely shy and nervous of us when we took him in.

“With consistent meals, Sun Chlorella Algae Super Food to boost his immune system, and lots of TLC he learned to trust that he is safe with us.

“When we barely touch him, he rolls over for tummy rubs, and when we have to leave he follows us and asks for more. He is a gentle, kind soul and we are grateful to have him.”

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