14 Stunning Photos Show How A Magpie Returned The Favor To The Family That Saved Her

She got a nest made out of a laundry basket and could come and go as she pleased.

From that moment on, everything became different.

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Upon returning home, the family stumbled upon a little three-week-old magpie fallen out of a tree. Little did they know how much this tiny bird would change their lives.

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They named the magpie Penguin. From then on, she was part of the family.

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It felt incredibly special, Cam says, that Penguin usually chose to hang with them.

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She loved to clown around, stealing food off the boys' plates and pooping on their shirts.

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Even though Penguin was loud and messy, she could also be the sweetest companion.

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Penguin's warm, quirky presence was especially important to Sam, who was still recovering from her accident in more ways than one.

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She was a great company, Sam explains over the phone. "I was going crazy being stuck at home. She was always on my lap or shoulder. She was good for me because I would just talk to her and tell her what was going through my head."

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Over the next several months, Sam felt better as she watched her kids and Penguin play together.

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Sam says she often felt like she was whining too much about her situation to Cameron

Setting Penguin free wasn't easy. The family set her up in a tree outside their house, but she often came back inside to escape other magpies who tried to dive-bomb her.

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When Sam was doing her physical therapy, Penguin joined her.

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And even got in some PT training herself.

We are so used to seeing normal photos every day that we don't always catch everything going on in a picture unless we are told to look for it. The following are 20 hilariously weird photos, and if you take a good stare at them, you will know why.

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After several months, it was time for Penguin to leave the nest.

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Slowly, Penguin got used to leaving her human nest for longer stretches. Then, over a year ago, she flew away for the last time. No matter where she goes, Penguin will always be part of the Bloom family.

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