A Boy and His Marmot Friends

years ago, Matteo Walch and his family went to the Austrian Alps and made
some quite unusual friends, a colony of marmots! Since then, Matteo has
returned to the same place every year to visit his furry buddies:

The family return to visit the colony in Groslocker in the Austrian
Alps for two weeks every year.
Matteo’s father Michaela, said: 'Their friendship has lasted for
more than four years now.
‘He loves those animals and they are not at all afraid of Matteo because
he has a feeling towards them and they understand that.

‘We go there every year now for two weeks – it’s amazing
to watch the connection between a boy and his animal friends.’

The Daily Mail has more: Link