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Jack and Diane are famous. We have literally recieved thousands of inquiries. We kindly ask that people email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on our adoption process. Our phones are clogged up and people who need to get help for injured animals are having trouble getting through. We are just a small struggling rescue and dont have phone lines. We do everything by email. It's the only way to reach the adoption coordinator. Our injured bird line people cant help with adoptions. It will easily take us several days to get to all the messages. We have inquiries from almost every state except Alaska and even from 2 other countries. Please be patient. This is overwhelming for us. Injured animalsntrying to.reach us has to be priority. Thank you for understanding.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan plays Negan on The Walking Dead. He’s a character known for carrying a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire who is quite cruel. In real life, though, Morgan isn’t so bad. In fact, he’s such a good guy that he adopted an Internet-famous animal couple this week.
Morgan heard about the Jack and Diane, a donkey and emu with a very strong bond, on Twitter. The odd couple were in need of a forever home after their previous caretaker abandoned them earlier this year. They ended up in the care of Charlotte’s best-known animal shelters, and then they drew the attention of a guy who may not exactly be known for his gentle demeanor.
The odd pair – emus are similar to ostriches – are so closely bonded that they’re refusing to leave each other’s side, says Jennifer Gordon of Carolina Waterfowl Rescue outside of Charlotte.
“They like to cuddle and even sleep together,” Gordon told The Charlotte Observer. “We can’t separate them, so we need someone who is willing to adopt both a donkey and an emu. That may not be easy.
The 5-foot-5 donkey “started crying” and the 6-foot-tall emu “got frantic” and paced around like an expectant father, she says.
They’re now being kept in the same enclosure, as they await an adoption that she predicts will likely never come.
Never say never. Not while Jeffrey Dean Morgan is around.
To recap: Negan from The Walking Dead adopted a famous donkey-emu couple named Jack and Dianne. No, Jeffrey Dean Morgan adopted the MOST FAMOUS DONKEY-EMU COUPLE EVER. And they just happened to be named Jack and Diane. Did he adopt them because he’s an animal lover with a heart of gold or because he’s the ultimate John Cougar Mellencamp memorabilia collector with a heart of gold? You can decide that for yourself, just stop being so mean to him on the street.
Here’s Morgan earlier this year, talking about how people perceive the man who gives life to Negan on AMC every week. Via The Irish Examiner:
Really I have people look at me as if I am going to take out a baseball bat and crack them in the head at any given moment so as much as I kind of like that respect that I get now, or maybe lack thereof – I get a lot of ‘screw yous’, only not that nice, from across the street.
Well, that can stop right now. Partly because Jeffrey Dean Morgan doesn’t deserve that kind of treatment, but mostly because this donkey and this emu are very cute.
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#jackanddiane were safely delivered to their new home, and of course we took a moment to get some pics with the man himself! Thank you so much to @jeffreydeanmorgan for giving Jack and Diane their beautiful new home, and for being such a cool laid back person! ♥️ (Ps — peep his Carolina Waterfowl hat!! 😉)