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The following story, which sounds pretty incredible, honestly, comes from Ethiopia. Sadly, this country is known for forcing girls into marriage at very young age. According to the organization Girls not Brides, over 40% of the girls in Ethiopia are married before the age of 18, which makes the country the 16th highest nation in the world for child marriage.

A twelve-year-old girl would end up a victim of kidnapping and forced into marriage had it not been for three lions that saved her. I know some may find hard this to believe, but that’s exactly what happened.

Namely, the beasts were lurking when they heard the cries of the poor girl that was being beaten and chased after her kidnappers.

“They stood guard until we found her, and then they just left her like a gift and went back into the forest,” a police investigator told NBC News.

Stuart Williams, a wildlife expert spoke of this incredible case and said: “A young girl whimpering could be mistaken for the mewing sound from a lion cub, which in turn could explain why they didn’t eat her.”

The girl was treated for the injuries she sustained from the beating but is now feeling fine.

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