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The Adorable Moment A Baby Koala Held His Mom During Her Surgery

Don't worry! This story has a happy ending.

Posted on June 9, 2015, at 6:47 a.m. ET

A koala mom named Lizzy was hit by a car while traveling with her joey, Phantom, along the Warrego Highway in Coominya, Australia.

Photo courtesy of Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital

Lizzy sustained some head trauma and a collapsed lung and had to be operated on at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital. Phantom held her for support the whole time.

Photo courtesy of Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital

A spokesperson for the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital told BuzzFeed News that Lizzy is recovering nicely and that Phantom is still right by her side.

Photo courtesy of Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital

The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital is a 24/7 facility that has treated over 58,000 native wildlife patients to date. If you’re interested in donating, click here.

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