Australian Farmer Pays Sweet Tribute

Feeling helpless when his much-loved aunt died in Queensland and border closures meant he couldn’t attend her funeral, Ben Jackson, a farmer from New South Wales in Australia came up with a touching way to honour her by getting his flock of sheep to form the shape of a love heart on his farm.

As the COVID-19 pandemic keeps families separated, the sheep art struck a chord with Australians who have had to come to terms with saying goodbye from afar. Border closures due to outbreaks mean people in NSW, ACT and Victoria are generally locked out of all other jurisdictions.

Tens of thousands of people have viewed Jackson’s video on Twitter after he first shared it on his Instagram page.

Considering we’re in lockdown here in New Zealand, we thought the video might bring a needed smile to your face. Enjoy.