- A farmer created the shape of a heart using flocks of sheep to pay last respects to his dead aunt as he couldn't attend her funeral
- Drone footage capturing the emotional display showed the sheep appear scattered, then in a surprising manner run in an organised direction until they formed a heart shape
- According to the farmer, it took him placing food strategically and many trials to achieve the remarkable feat
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A farmer has paid last respects to his dead aunt in a heartwarming manner.
The Australian man, Ben Jackson, made the shape of a heart using flocks of sheep, Sky News reports.
Ben's aunt, Auntie Deb, was being laid to rest at a funeral in Brisbane, Queensland, 270 miles away from his farm in Guyra, New South Wales, Australia.
Ben couldn't make it due to COIVD-19 restrictions.
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He then improvised to send across his condolence.
How he was able to get the sheep to make the heart shape
According to @goodnews_movement on Instagram, Ben made several trials before he succeeded in the act as it was difficult to get the animals to make the shape.
He eventually succeeded by what he described as 'strategic feeding.'
Mixed reactions trail the video
"That's sickening to hear that he couldn't event go to is Aunt's funeral. Shame on you Australia."
"@amberrwoods @abigailclements no pressure but when I die please can you arrange for one of these sheep hearts in dedication to your auntie. Please & Thanks."
"Disgusting he wasn’t allowed to the funeral, for an illness that virtually everyone survive."
"No one even cares that he could not even attend the funeral. How is that good for anyone?! This is so sad."
Elephant makes beautiful painting of itself
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh previously reported that a video of an elephant making a painting of itself had gone viral.
The mammal, in a clip shared on Facebook by Goin' Through, stood before a drawing board as it was handed a painting brush by an unidentified man.
In a masterly fashion, as if it were a human artist, the elephant started with a line. What seemed like a disorganised connection of lines turned out to be the artwork of an elephant.
The animal artist painted without being aided. It used its trunk to hold the brush in the 13-minutes display.