Charlie the Therapy Kangaroo

It's not uncommon for dogs to be used as therapy animals - we've even featured some on our petting zoo segment.

But at a Veterans home in Salt Lake City, Utah they do things a little differently.

Meet Charlie the red kangaroo. Charlie is one of about a dozen therapy animals at William E. Christoffersen Veterans Home, in Utah. Charlie's job -- to add a few more smiles and to bring people together.

He's put in a year of service at the home, but soon he'll be full grown. Charlie could eventually be more than five-feet tall and weigh around 125 pounds, which unfortunately means he won't be able to stay at the veterans home for much longer.

He'll be honored by the Red Cross next month, as their 'animal hero of the year'.

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