If there’s one thing we love, it’s a hot guy with an equally hot Instagram account. Throw in the fact that he’s a world traveler and into adventure, and we’re goners. But Guirec Soudée takes our heartache to a next level: his soft spot for the animal kingdom makes us weak in the knees… even if his pet of choice is really bizarre.
Guirec Soudée is a 24-year-old French man who spent the last two years sailing around the world with his pet chicken, Monique. Yup, it’s all true. There’s an entire Instagram account dedicated to their adventures to prove it.
“I knew she was the one straight away,” Guirec told the BBC of the chicken who stole his heart. “She was only about four or five months old then, and had never left the Canary Islands. I didn’t speak any Spanish and she didn’t speak any French, but we got along.”
Is your heart melting yet? Because it’s about to get even better. He continued: “The hen was an ideal choice,” he said. “[She] doesn’t need that much looking after and I’m able to get eggs at sea. In fact, Monique, takes such good care of him that she’s pretty much irreplaceable. Compared with people, she doesn’t complain at all. She follows me everywhere, and doesn’t create any problems. All I need to do is shout ‘Monique!’ and she will come to me, sit on me, give me company. She is amazing.”
Remember when your mom taught you to always go for the guy who loves his mom? Well I think that’s about to change — always go for the guy who has a sincere love for live, non-barbecued chicken. That’s love right there.
Check out some of their awesome photos below.