In one of the most adorable stories to come along in a very long time, two penguins at the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium have fallen in love, exchanged special rocks to prove their commitment and are now raising an egg. Oh, and they are both male.
Sphen and Magic, the two Gentoo penguins were given a foster egg to nurture and things are looking good. Each penguin is taking turns caring for the egg while his "husband" watches out for intruders. The world has fallen in love with these two guys.
Sydney's Sea Life aquarium says it is a gay penguin couple, Sphen and Magic, and they are hatching an egg together… https://t.co/uYUPa3KRta— Josh Butler (@Josh Butler)1539301763.0
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Penguins giving each other special rocks is my favourite thing in nature, it's honestly just so pure and good— Josh Butler (@Josh Butler)1539301941.0
Not only do we get penguin love we got a little gay penguin history.
@JoshButler there was a Parks and Rec episode about this— Anthony Segaert (@Anthony Segaert)1539301791.0
@JoshButler @davidmackau https://t.co/qwEJUUxPKl— rat king (@rat king)1539301948.0
@MikeIsaac @JoshButler ok but it’s homophobic not to acknowledge that will & grace did it first!!— David Mack (@David Mack)1539302042.0
@davidmackau @MikeIsaac @JoshButler Roy and Silo at the Central Park Zoo did it first. https://t.co/sDDH5u3IUL— Lisa Tozzi (@Lisa Tozzi)1539302248.0
@lisatozzi @MikeIsaac @JoshButler ok but it’s homophobic to correct a gay accusing someone of penguin-based homophobia!!— David Mack (@David Mack)1539302344.0
@lisatozzi @MikeIsaac @JoshButler i don’t make the rules i just enforce them!!— David Mack (@David Mack)1539302803.0
@davidmackau @MikeIsaac @JoshButler I just want you to be accurate about your gay penguin history.— Lisa Tozzi (@Lisa Tozzi)1539302933.0
@lisatozzi @MikeIsaac @JoshButler https://t.co/40qYuNFrND— David Mack (@David Mack)1539360339.0
If you can take a gay penguin joke and spin it into a dig on Melania Trump, you officially win the internet.
With that settled, people got back to loving Sphen and Magic and meanwhile Sea Life Sydney Aquarium were on there best Twitter game.
@JoshButler @correzpond have the boys got the best decorated nesting box ...sorry for stereotype but it is a talent— Frumi (@Frumi)1539311443.0
@u_hardy @JoshButler @correzpond You know what - you're actually right! As breeding season fast approached, the cou… https://t.co/ZIPclQjWNX— Sea Life Sydney Aquarium (@Sea Life Sydney Aquarium)1539319794.0
@Sydney_Aquarium @JoshButler @correzpond I knew it 😍😍— Frumi (@Frumi)1539319912.0
Even penguins need relationships goals.
@JoshButler A lovely gay couple at Penguin Island in WA were given an abandoned egg. To everyone's delight it hatch… https://t.co/cX8g9BGgSc— Tansy (@Tansy)1539316761.0
@dream_tansy @JoshButler #goals— Sea Life Sydney Aquarium (@Sea Life Sydney Aquarium)1539320407.0
If we all start crying now well never survive the hatching.
@JoshButler @dzennon @daddy_no_ I’m crying— theboywizard (@theboywizard)1539315174.0
@JoshButler @dzennon @daddy_no_ He gave him a rock omg— theboywizard (@theboywizard)1539315184.0
@_theboywizard_ @JoshButler @dzennon @daddy_no_ A heart rock 😭— ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 🏳️🌈 (@¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 🏳️🌈)1539320349.0
@oddteapot @JoshButler @dzennon @daddy_no_ I can’t cope it’s so pure— theboywizard (@theboywizard)1539320372.0
@_theboywizard_ @JoshButler @dzennon @daddy_no_ The penguin baby is yet to arrive, hang in there :) https://t.co/DzyTOsW98I— ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 🏳️🌈 (@¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 🏳️🌈)1539320584.0
It's all about inclusion.
@JoshButler “To ensure the couple were not excluded from the season” Awwwwwwww 😍💕💕 https://t.co/zV704gUFP5— NOVY 🎃 3 weeks till Halloween ✨ (@NOVY 🎃 3 weeks till Halloween ✨)1539313562.0
@novygram @JoshButler Well, we didn't want them to go all @NICKIMINAJ on us ... https://t.co/QF7b5p80l9— Sea Life Sydney Aquarium (@Sea Life Sydney Aquarium)1539320165.0
Penguin love is the best love.
@JoshButler I wish somebody would give me a special stone...— Naruspooky | give me deerboi shards (@Naruspooky | give me deerboi shards)1539319519.0
@eighteentails @JoshButler 💍Will you ..... visit us?— Sea Life Sydney Aquarium (@Sea Life Sydney Aquarium)1539320206.0
It's just so darn adorable.
@JoshButler He gave him a special rock 😭 https://t.co/ZJUgqw16Gy— SorryNotSorry (@SorryNotSorry)1539316799.0
@JoshButler https://t.co/L96wXS9y85— Hell’s Bells (@Hell’s Bells)1539318721.0
@JoshButler https://t.co/TOGvc8ziqd— Actual Spooky Disaster 🏳️🌈 (@Actual Spooky Disaster 🏳️🌈)1539317143.0
They better send out birth announcements now that they have all of us holding our breath,