TheThings recently wrote about an emu and donkey who were in love and were looking to be adopted together. Well, we are pleased to say that the adorable pair made their way to their new home last Tuesday-- on Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s farm of all places.
Yes, Jack and Diane have been adopted by Lucille-wielding Negan, from The Walking Dead. He may play a villain on television, but in real life, Jeffrey Dean Morgan is a sweetheart-- the pair will live on his upstate New York farm, and they will never have to be apart.
The animals were both initially found on a farm in Kershaw, South Carolina where they - along with other animals - had been abandoned by the renter. The pair's unusual love story has captivated people around the world.
Jack and Diane, named after the famous John Mellencamp song, had formed a unique bond as they comforted each other in the same enclosure. And volunteers from the Carolina Waterfowl Rescue soon discovered that the couple was inseparable after they tried to put Jack in a different trailer.
Jack quickly "started crying" and Diane "got frantic" and began pacing around, Jennifer Gordon, the nonprofit's founder, told the Charlotte Observer, and when the rescuers took Diane and Jack to their site, the latter refused to stay with the other donkeys.
The animal rescue shelter posted about Jack and Diane's love story on Facebook, revealing the unlikely pair had to be adopted together. Gordon feared that it would be next to impossible to find a home willing to take in both of the animals, but surprisingly enough, there were more than 2,000 interested applicants. Indeed, they had inquiries from London, Canada, France, and several other countries where this story had gone viral.
Among those who were interested was Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Gordon had no idea at first that he was famous. "I am embarrassed to say I had to ask who that was, I don't really watch a lot of television," she said. "I definitely knew who he was when I saw the picture. I have seen episodes of The Walking Dead."
Morgan's fame served to reassure Gordon that he was not trying to use Jack and Diane for the limelight. "We had a lot of people trying to capitalize on the publicity of the story, and we were really concerned that they would end up in the wrong hands," she said. "I strongly felt that by allowing Jeffrey Dean Morgan to adopt them that it would take the publicity fear off the table."
Morgan often shares videos and updates about his beloved animals. As for Jack and Diane, the couple was still cuddling up to each other as they made their way to their new home on Tuesday morning. The organization has now successfully delivered the animals to Morgan’s farm. The actor took to Twitter and Instagram to say that he has already witnessed the love between the pair since they arrived.
One last story about J&D. When they got here today... in a 3 or 4 stall trailer... Diane had crawled underneath the door separating them and rode for god knows how many hours, laying beneath/between Jacks legs. Made me smile big. Love is an amazing thing. Goodnight. ❤️— Jeffrey Dean Morgan (@JDMorgan) December 5, 2018
Happy, together forever, thanks to Jeffrey Dean Morgan's heart of gold!