Many people around the world are facing numerous challenges due to the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re searching for something wholesome and positive during this time of fear and uncertainty, this story of Sika deer enjoying cherry blossoms in Nara Park, Japan, will surely bring a smile to your face.
While we’re unable to physically spend time with our friends and loved ones in this difficult time, we might as well fill our hearts with the beautiful stories people share on the internet. Kazuki Ikeda, a Japanese photographer, shared these magnificent pictures from Nara Park in April, and they are now gaining popularity on the internet. People are very much in love with the footage of the endearing Sika deer enjoying the cherry blossoms in the Nara Park, which was devoid of visitors due to the coronavirus.
That day, Ikeda was carrying out a photo shoot for a couple before their wedding. While the couple was the original focus of the gorgeous shots captured by Ikeda, the deer soon gained the spotlight. The adorable deer became the stars in the eyes of people of the internet.
On his social media accounts, Ikeda shared shots and videos of the beautiful sight, encouraging people to visit the park as soon as the COVID-19 threat is over.
Check out the lovely video shared by Ikeda
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In another video, one deer was eating a cracker that Ikeda bought to the set
Nara Park has always been a preferred site for Ikeda’s photoshoots, and its deer don’t forget to join the fun.
While people were in quarantine, the Nara deer were seen wandering the streets, searching for food, back in March.
Here’s how people reacted to this heartwarming story
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Reading, creative writing, poetry writing and language learning have been my passions since I was young. I have won many Japanese and Chinese language competitions, and many national level creative writing, art & oratory competitions too. I am still schooling, and passed my O/Levels with distinction passes for English Literature, Japanese and English. I have also completed my Certificate of Human Resource Management. Apart from writing, I’m a brown belt holder in Gojukai karate, social activist, and FX analyst.