This actually isn’t that heart-warming, but it had the best line of my internet reading yesterday. Apparently, an emperor penguin has been part of the King’s Guard in Norway since the Edinburgh Zoo let them adopt one in 1922. The latest penguin (they’re all named “Nils Olav”) just got knighted:
“During the ceremony, Nils had a sword dubbed on each side of his head, where his shoulders should be, to confirm his regimental knighthood.”