You may not know this now, but you almost definitely want a baby kangaroo. And you'll be certain about it once you see this video of a little baby kangaroo hopping around the kitchen and grabbing onto the legs of the human who gives him his milk.
If that hasn't persuaded you that you absolutely NEED a baby kangaroo in your life, spend a moment looking at some of the other videos and pictures on the The Kangaroo Sanctuary's Facebook page.
The Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs, Australia, is the home of Chris "Brolga" Barnes, a.k.a. Kangaroo Dundee. As of September 2015, there were about 30 kangaroos at the sanctuary, according to ABC News.
In an interview with ABC News, Brolga (which is a type of Australian crane, and may have become Barnes' nickname due to his height) revealed that his career as "kangaroo-rescuer" began 10 years ago when he pulled a joey (a baby kangaroo, duh) from the pouch of a kangaroo that had been hit by a car and left dead (ugh, sorry!) on the highway. He said, "What comes to you is how vulnerable the baby (kangaroo) is. I thought, 'I'm going to have to keep this'."
As a kid in Perth, Brolga loved watching Skippy the kangaroo on television. "Just the thought of a kid (Sonny Hammond who befriended Skippy) out in the open space . . . he's got all that freedom and an animal that I didn't get to see . . . a kangaroo—that was just a dream for a kid."
Now that you're convinced you must have an adorable baby kangaroo or else life is not worth living, please note: whatever you do, do not get a baby kangaroo. Because it will grow up to be an adult kangaroo, and as Brolga himself says, kangaroos "have the potential to disembowel you" by doing things like kicking you in the groin so hard that you need stitches. Not so cute anymore, little buddy.