109 Year-Old Man Knits Little Sweaters To Save The Lives Of Little Penguins…

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The oldest man in Australia has been spending his free time knitting tiny wool sweaters for tiny penguins in need.

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After a massive oil spill that injured hundreds of Little Penguins – a species only found in southern Australia and New Zealand – Phillip Island’s Penguin Foundation asked 109 year-old Alfred “Alfie” Date if he could knit little sweaters for them.

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The removable sweaters help prevent the injured penguins from trying to remove the sludge themselves and swallowing the toxic oil. This is not a fashion statement.

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But settle down knitters, the foundation shared on Facebook:

“Please know we have plenty of jumpers for the penguins and do not need any more. We greatly appreciate everyone’s efforts, including gorgeous Alfie.”