Martin Stanton from Ireland has always had a great fond of animals. So one day while walking around his neighborhood, he spotted a donkey, not far from his home. Naturally, the man approached the cute animal for a closer interaction with her and to give her some snacks.
Since that day, Martin kept visiting his four-legged neighbor and lovely friendship was about to start between them. “I’m an animal lover,” Stanton told The Dodo. “I saw her, so the next day I brought her carrots.” Soon after, Martin realized that Harriet wasn’t like any other donkey. As her owner told him, Harriet was never able to properly “hee-haw,” but she got a pretty soprano voice. And that’s what would make her famous all over the world.
One day, when Martin decided to pay his friend a visit (and some carrots, of course), Harriet thanked him in such a lovely fashion. While approaching her, the donkey started to serenade her human friend. Thankfully, Martin got his camera on and filmed the adorable moment.
“As I walked towards her, I started recording – and I think she was excited to see me, because she knew I’d have treats,” Martin told BBC News. “That was the first time I’ve heard her sing. I couldn’t stop laughing. She’s totally adorable. So friendly and gentle.”
Martin then shared the hilarious footage online and millions of people fell in love with the opera-singing donkey. “I visited the beautiful Harriet today,” he wrote on Facebook. “She could never ‘hee haw’ like other donkeys but apparently she’s now an opera singer.” Have a look: