Penguin Bloom (and the boys)

10-year-old Noah Bloom, rescued an injured magpie chick from a car-park in 2013 and brought it to his home in Australia. “Penguin” as the Bloom family came to call the rescued bird, arrived into the lives of Noah and his two brothers, Rueben and Oli, at a tumultuous time. Their mother, Sam, had suffered a near-fatal fall during a family trip to Thailand that left her paralyzed and deeply depressed. Soon enough their new family member became an Instagram sensation, as Cameron Bloom, Noah’s father, began capturing photographs of the rescued bird as it settled in with it’s new human family. Cameron wanted to tell the story of his family going through trauma but finding happiness through an unlikely savior.

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