It isn’t the end of the world although strange things keep happening everywhere every day with 24-year-old Guirec Soudée from Brittany, France bringing us something previously unheard of in world history.
He found love with a chicken named Monique and now they sail around the world on a 39ft boat. The bird is always with him on his trips.
Guirec took her around the world believing she would be a good source of food (eggs, you must be thinking) but it turned out that the chicken wants to offer more than is expected. She’s his best companion and probably, the best he’ll ever have.
Would it be wrong if he can’t fall in love with any woman after Monique?
The chicken not only lay about 6 eggs in a week, she also surfs and swims, catches flying fish that lands on deck or even skateboards (when on the ground) with Soudée.
She’s the best chicken in the world, don’t you think?
Soudée and Monique took off from the Canary Islands in 2014 heading towards St Bart’s in the Caribbean where the Frenchman was working at a windsurfing club to earn money for the rest of their journey and later moved into the Arctic last August.
“At the beginning, I was very worried – there would be huge waves and she might stumble, it would look for a second like she might go overboard, but she would always regain her footing,” Soudée told BBC. “She’s very brave.
“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.”
The incredible duo is currently in the west coast of Greenland until the middle of July and is planning to sail towards the Pacific ocean once the ice melts.
And if you thought it couldn’t get any cuter, Soudée is also writing a series of children’s books about his adventures with Monique!