Buddy the rabbit jumps into another year at Colorado nursing home

Buddy the bunny comforts and relaxes residents at Good Samaritan Society - Fort Collins Village in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Good Samaritan Society – Fort Collins Village used to have a rabbit named Thumper but when he passed away, they found themselves in the market for another one. When they found out the local 4-H club was selling rabbits, they jumped at the opportunity. However, once the club realized the rabbit was for Good Samaritan Society, they donated Buddy with no charge.

“For the residents, it’s incredible just seeing them come into the Hobby room to feed him, even if there’s no activity scheduled,” said Good Samaritan Society – Fort Collins Village activities director Riley Scott. “[Buddy is] very curious, very speedy and he lets you hold him. He loves to have his forehead and ears pet and he’s always hungry. So it’s perfect for the residents.”

“He’s a great companion, I just love to see the joy that he provides the residents. It really warms my heart,” said Scott. “He’s here for everybody, not just one demographic or just a couple residents. He’s for everybody in the facility, that’s what I love about Buddy.”

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