This stork staying safe in a bathroom is the only good thing to come out of Hurricane Matthew


Look at this stork!

This Oct. 6, 2016, photo provided by the St. Augustine Alligator Farm and Zoological Park shows a marabou stork in a restroom at the facility in St. Augustine, Fla. The zoo said it moved all of its birds and mammals inside ahead of Hurricane Matthew's arrival. (Gen Anderson/St. Augustine Alligator Farm and Zoological Park via AP)AP

It’s a marabou stork and it’s hunkered down in a zoo bathroom in St. Augustine, Florida, riding out the dangerous Hurricane Matthew. Somehow, through its storky nature, it manages to imbue this rather depressingly tiled scene with a majesty and a grandeur it would probably otherwise lack. Let’s face it: people are gross, and they make everything grosser, especially bathrooms. Storks, however, are great.

I salute you, noble stork! Stay safe.

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