The kindness of a stranger turns this koala’s frown right upside down

The kindness of a stranger turns this koala’s frown right upside down

It’s a tough life for a koala during Summer, especially if you happen upon a particularly unfriendly patch of prickly burrs. 

Bruce Atkinson was outside his home in Victoria, Australia, on Saturday morning when he found a koala chilling on his back porch.

He approached it with a bowl of water, only to have it slapped away, according to his Facebook post on a community page.

But when Atkinson began gently brushing the critter’s fur with a hairbrush to remove the plethora of prickly burrs stuck on it, the marsupial was won over.