Donkey snuggles into guitarist’s shoulder as he performs in heartwarming video
It’s the heartwarming moment when a rescue donkey smiles and rests its head on a blues guitarist, proving that music is the food of love.
Famous world-famous photographer Christopher Ameruoso started acting to save animals at a friend’s sanctuary last year, but quickly became a favorite with the music-loving donkey Hazel.
Christopher streaks a slippery blues riff at Hazel who looks affectionately over her right shoulder to listen.
Shaking up the stereotype of the donkey for a dark temper, this happy soul leans her head close to the guitar to try and hear the vibrations better.
Christopher, who is famous for photographing celebrities such as Pink, Pamela Anderson and Megan Fox and their pets, shared the video online and wrote: “If that doesn’t make your heart melt, you are maybe not human.
“It made me cry today. Every living creature feels and has moments of joy like us.
The heartwarming moment a rescue donkey smiles and rests its head on a blues guitarist proving music is love’s food (Pictured is Christopher Ameruoso with Hazel the donkey resting on his right shoulder)
Famous world-famous photographer Christopher Ameruoso started acting to save animals at a friend’s sanctuary last year, but quickly established himself as a favorite with music-loving donkey Hazel (in the photo, Chris is playing for five other donkeys in the sanctuary who are interested in his music)
Christopher, from Los Angeles, Calif., Said, “I love music and I play music.
“I kept telling myself that animals must love music and I went up to the sanctuary several times and brought my guitar and walked around the pens to see which ones reacted the best.
“Hazel was with about eight other donkeys, a horse and a goat in a pen they were in.
“She just took the music – it was amazing. She just walked over and stood next to me and was really curious about the guitar and was sticking her nose to it.
“She ended up being the favorite. Sometimes I will go there and it will be very hot and the animals will just want to do their own thing but Hazel just came down the hill.
Chris, who is famous for photographing celebrities such as Pink, Pamela Anderson and Megan Fox and their pets, shared the video online and wrote: “If that doesn’t make your heart melt, you are maybe not human (in the photo, Romeo the bull approaching Chris while playing with him)
Even though Hazel is now Chris’ favorite animal at the sanctuary, he started playing for a bull named Romeo (pictured Chris with Romeo the bull)
“What she does is she likes to stand on top of me. I sit on a stool and she will be standing over me and it will all be about her head – she loves to put her head against me very close.
“I hate to say that she’s my favorite because I play for a few, but she really is. She is my favorite now.
‘It makes me feel good. I get a lot of satisfaction from it.
“I think this video shows a side of donkeys that people usually don’t see.
“We are used to seeing pictures of donkeys used as a tool to move objects and as work horses.
“People don’t realize they have personalities. Especially in the video, once she takes a step back and puts her head on my neck like that, it just melts people. ‘
Chris is pictured playing for Gwendlyn, a cheeky boar who loves the ukulele. Chris says’ People don’t realize animals have personalities
After experimenting with a few different instruments to see which Hazel prefers, Christopher says his favorite is a three-string strum stick.
Christopher said, “She really loves the strum stick. There is something about the high end that she really enjoys.
“But she also likes it when I play the bigger guitar because she likes the vibration that comes out of the body. She likes to put her head against the vibrations.
Chris (pictured performing with a group of alpacas) hopes to inspire his famous musician friends to come and play for the animals too
“I was playing a Beatles song for her, Norwegian Wood, and playing it on that wand and she was adorable.
“She couldn’t get close enough. It’s almost like she wants to be a part of it.
“I sometimes swear she even tries to talk to me because she’s just moving her lip.” It’s really cute. There is something special about her.
“It definitely relaxes her. Sometimes she falls asleep. She will close her eyes and be still. It definitely relaxes her, that’s for sure. I have noticed that it relaxes all the animals, really.
A ‘rowdy’ bull teenager also softens to Chris’ music (pictured, shrine owner hugging Romeo the bull)
The photographer even performed for several animals, including a “rowdy” teenage bull named Romeo who is softened by music, and Gwendlyn – a cheeky boar who loves the ukulele.
He now hopes to inspire his famous musician friends to come and play for animals as well.
Christopher said: “I plan to bring some of my famous friends and musicians to join me in playing for animals. Really, they would like to make this a segment that we are working on.
“My dream is to get Pink to come and play with me and sit and play guitar.”