Blossom, the widowed goose in Iowa, may have found love....at, of all places, Riverside Cemetery in Marshalltown, Iowa after losing her longtime mate.
Blossom and Bud, a bonded pair of domestic geese, had been invited to live on the cemetery grounds a few years ago and had become a beloved presence among visitors.
But, the happy couple’s love story took a tragic turn last August when Bud died, leaving Blossom alone and heartbroken.
Blossom’s loneliness became more apparent as she began searching for her lost love throughout the cemetery, only to find her own reflection in the process.
Dorie Tammen, the general manager of Riverside Cemetery, published a personal ad of sorts in hopes of finding Blossom an eligible suitor. Luckily, a local family had a male goose named Frankie, who had also lost his mate and was in need of companionship.
“Lonely, widowed domestic goose seeks life partner for companionship and occasional shenanigans,” it read.
Not long after posting the ad, Tammen was contacted by the family, who was more than happy to rehome Frankie to Riverside Cemetery. And as fate would have it, Blossom and Frankie were set to meet on Valentine’s Day.
The latest update from the cemetery staff is that Blossom and Frankie seem to be getting along quite well.