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Man Born Without Arms Feeds Giraffe With His Feet

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Tom Willis was born without arms.

But that doesn't stop him from living his life!

He fed a giraffe!

With his feet!!

'They have a two-hour feeding window and for $2, you can get three biscuits. I've wanted to do it for a while, but I was concerned how they might react.

I pet dogs with my feet, but they can get riled up because when you lift your foot, it looks like you're going to kick them.'

He waited until other people weren't around and had help from the zoo keepers setting it up.

Even though both he and the giraffes were wary at first, he actually fed them.

'A giraffe tongue is one inch for every foot of neck. I wasn't sure what having a salami-like tongue around my foot would feel like.

They don't have top teeth. You know, the tongue wasn't soft and gooey, but it wasn't sandpapery like a cat's tongue. I'd describe it as firm, but moist.'

So even though he doesn't have arms, he hasn't let that stop him from living as normal a life as possible!

Way to go!

[Image courtesy Georgeanne Irvine/San Diego Zoo.]

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