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Woman meets sloth for first time, has adorable freak-out

Catie Wayne Meets a Sloth and Freaks Out

"Oh, she's just so beautiful! Oh my goodness! Hi, precious!" That was just a small part of Catie Wayne's adorable reaction to meeting Buttercup the sloth. And while this may not be groundbreaking news, the video of their meeting is sure to brighten your day.

It was Catie's first time ever meeting a sloth, and she could not have been more excited. In between her squeals, Buttercup even reached out to Catie -- but to Catie's dismay, she couldn't reach back.

"When somebody touches them or tries to reach for them, they panic, but it's internal," explained Judy Avey-Arroyo, the Founder of the Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica (where Catie was visiting).

Despite not being able to touch Buttercup, Catie's love for sloths only grew during her encounter. In fact, she says, "If you guys can make it here to the Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica, please do, because it's really an absolute privilege to see these creatures in person."

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LA is Best June 24 2014 at 9:53 AM

For some reason when I read "SLOTH" MeeShell came to mind!

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ranger197172 LA is Best June 24 2014 at 10:55 AM

You should be more respectful of the animal kingdom.

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bambi4318.barbara June 24 2014 at 11:30 AM

I am glad these sloths are being taken care of but I fail to see their beauty.

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ranger197172 June 24 2014 at 10:56 AM

I love opportunities to interact with wildlife.

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sadiemae1214 June 24 2014 at 10:39 AM

This is getting old. Some mature comments from ADULTS would be nice

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reelanimals June 24 2014 at 6:56 AM

definetly not a Malin Perkins

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Lori June 24 2014 at 2:27 PM

I cannot believe some of, no most of the comments. Of course you have some of your typical rude people who bring politics into the mix. Then you have the people who insult the young lady. Then those who insult the animal.
Why can't there be a lighthearted story that shows compassion without all the negative and miserableness of the average American human?
What is wrong with people who cannot just enjoy the simple parts of life and take a moment just to feel for something other than themselves.

I take my hat off to Catie for her genuine delight in this animal.

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Handsome John June 24 2014 at 3:40 PM

And as usual, the video was in no way indicative of the headline or story. As we have come to expect, they lied.

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renovater June 24 2014 at 4:04 PM

seems to me ,the sloth was not scared of someone new, she reached out for her.

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Amy June 24 2014 at 4:35 PM

Kristen Bell already did this.

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Odens Fist June 24 2014 at 2:02 PM

That chic probably TALKS too much in bed, and doesn't know what to do.

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