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Viral video footage shows orphaned baby koala getting belly rubs and cuddles

An orphaned baby koala just wants cuddles all the time from its keeper, and the video of the two of them is off-the-scale cute.

Harry the koala gives his keeper kisses
Harry the koala gives his keeper kisses Image by Symbio Zoo/Facebook

Harry the baby koala is also an orphan with a particular attachment to his keeper Tami Wilson from Symbio Wildlife Park in Helensburgh, New South Wales. The bond between the two was captured on the park’s Facebook page and quickly went viral.

Belly rubs for Harry
Belly rubs for Harry Image by Symbio Zoo/Facebook

It shows Harry climbing down a tree as soon as he sees Wilson, and then getting cuddles and rolling around looking for belly rubs while he lies around in the sun.

Cuddles for Harry the Koala at the Symbio Zoo in New South Wales
Cuddles for Harry the Koala at the Symbio Zoo in New South Wales Image by Symbio Zoo/Facebook

Wilson says that she has the best job in the world, and after watching this video we believe her.

Watch the video here