'Walking Dead' Star Adopts Donkey And Emu That Fell In Love So They Could Stay Together

December 7, 2018

Jeffrey Dean Morgan, best known for his role as Negan on "The Walking Dead", adopted an inseparable - and unlikely - animal couple from a North Carolina animal rescue group.

JD morgan adopts donkey and emu pair
Jeffrey Dean Morgan / Facebook

A male donkey named Jack and a female emu named Diane were brought to Carolina Waterfowl Rescue from Kershaw, South Carolina, when their owner vanished.

The emu and the donkey had been consoling one another, "possibly for years, when the owner suddenly vanished," Carolina Waterfowl Rescue founder Jennifer Gordon said.

JD morgan adopts donkey and emu pair
Carolina Waterfowl Rescue / @waterfowlrescue

"They like to cuddle and even sleep together… Where one goes, the other one follows," Gordon said.


"We can't separate them, so we need someone who is willing to adopt both a donkey and an emu. That may not be easy. We determined they were bonded when we tried to separate them. Also, Jack attacked another donkey who got near Diane. He is very protective of her."

Their story found its way to Jeffrey Dean Morgan through social media, who decided to adopt them both.

Morgan has been posting updates on social media to let followers of the story stay updated on Jack and Diane's progress.

JD morgan adopts donkey and emu pair

JD morgan adopts donkey and emu pair


Jack and Diane in their new home.

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Love is an amazing thing.

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