BY Katy Gill
These are the adorable hugging quokka’s who have gone viral after a couple caught the moment on their phones.
Student, Campbell Jones, 21, from Landsdale, Western Australia, was enjoying a bike ride with his girlfriend, Emily Hamley, for this birthday when they came across the quokka’s.
And due to their cuteness, they stopped to take a closer look.
The video was taken while the pair were at Rottnest Island off the Western Australian coast.
Campbell said: “We were riding our bikes, heading towards the beach when we saw them on the side of the road.
“They looked at us as we rode past, and due to their cuteness, we had to stop to have a look
“This was my first time to Rottnest so I have never encountered them before, however, it is quite well known that they are friendly animals.
“I was very surprised by how friendly they were and how approachable they are, we stayed with them for half an hour.
“I was with my girlfriend, Emily, at the time as she had organised the trip for my birthday.”
Quokka’s which are normally the size of a domestic cat are known for being sociable when greeted by strangers.
Emily added: “The quokkas were very curious and it was surprising how willing they were to come up to us.
“I couldn’t stop laughing when we started taking selfies with them because it really seemed like they were smiling and loving the attention.
“When the photo started going viral it was insane how quick it spread.
“I think the photo makes people smile and I was very proud of Campbell for capturing and sharing something that spreads that sort of happiness around the world.”