Zoo World: A Love Story

A week ago, I posted a Question of the Day asking Zoo World players where they would travel if they could go anywhere in the world. Many of us Advocates have quite a bit of wanderlust, so we were excited to see where every one’s adventure would take them! We received many responses that day and it continues to be one of our more popular QODs. What I wasn’t expecting was that one of those responses would include a love story.

From time to time, I like to check up on old questions to see if anyone new has responded. As I read through the endless exotic destinations, I stumbled upon Jamie’s response:

“I would travel to Europe to meet the love of my life. I met him playing Zoo! Almost 1 1/2 years ago. We chat every day, video chat weekly, and phone calls too! We are hoping to be able to meet soon. We’re both putting money aside for it.”

The moment I read this, my heart melted a little. I was so giddy at the thought of Zoo World bringing together two people from across the globe I had to share this with the rest of the RockYou team. Needless to say, it touched everyone and we all had to know more!

I contacted Jamie and found out the love of her life’s name is Bruno. Lucky for us, the two of them were more than happy to answer our burning questions and share their story of long-distance love. Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Read on to discover how Jamie and Bruno found love through Zoo World!

First of all, how, why and when did you started playing Zoo World?

Jamie: I started my Facebook account towards the end of October 2009. My niece sent me an invitation to start playing Zoo World not long after that. I love animals and I liked the challenges the game had set for me to overcome.

Bruno: I just started to play Zoo World because of an advert I saw on my wall. I was playing on one kind of zoo already but I changed my mind and jumped into the new one. I turned to Zoo World because that one was nicer in all ways compared to the other, and even more fluent. There were more missions to do and I found more friends of my own. I started to play in the first days of October 2009.

How did Zoo world help you two meet? How did you two start talking?

Jamie: My daughter was playing Zoo World, as well. She was stuck on the insect achievement. So, late one night I went on her account to try and help her. I decided I should try the Zoo chat and ask to borrow an insect. It only took a couple of seconds to find him. Bruno, that is! And the insect, too! Bruno thought it was a child that had entered the Zoo chat and it worried him. He responded to my message in chat stating he would send a Monarch Butterfly. I received the butterfly in my gifts along with a message from him warning that Zoo chat may not be a safe place for a child to ask for help. This made me smile. And something about him caught my attention. And it wasn’t his profile picture, because that was of a character from a French comic. Rather strange looking, too! It was his way of speaking, his gentleness. He was just simply different. He was amazing…. Yes, Cupid shot me with his arrow! So, I signed out of my daughter’s account and into my own. I sent this mysterious Bruno a friend request that stated that who I was. He accepted. I really needed to “meet” him. I needed a reason to start chatting with him. So, I asked to borrow an insect. Funny thing is, I didn’t really need him to get an insect, my daughter could actually send it to me. But, I was chatting with him!!

After you two met, what did you discover was your favorite characteristic in the other person?

Jamie: Wow! My favorite characteristics about Bruno? He is the most unselfish person I have ever met. He judges no one. He is a peaceful person, laid back. He is full of love like no one I have ever met. Bruno knows all of my deepest, darkest secrets and judges me for none. He has helped me keep my head up through hard times. Bruno is extremely intelligent and a hard worker. He works too much in my opinion. I’m always getting on him for that. Most of all, Bruno is honest. Bruno is everything wonderful. I still cannot find a word worthy enough to describe him. He’s simply amazing.

Bruno: Considering the main characteristics of Jamie, I would say, first of all, she is a generous person, she pays attention to everyone and cares about everybody, without counting time even at her accounts. I never thought I would be able to fall in love with anybody through Facebook, and I never thought she would be more than a very trustworthy friend… but I will always remember that profile pic that was hers at the time (a “gone with the wind” looking one, lol) and I did surprise myself awaiting for her to come and pop into my window chat day after day… she is so smart, funny, interesting, passionate and through months, we did discover so many things in common… she is just my ‘alter ego’ in most tastes I can have, in most ways of doing and thinking i can share.

You both are so sweet about each other, do you two have plans for the future?

Jamie: Yes, we do have plans for the future. We hope to finally meet one another in person! We are saving money in order to do this. We have to meet one another…we need to meet one another. There is “something” pulling at the two of us. I find myself daydreaming of this day often. Our love for one another is so strong, it will be breathtaking to bring the two forces together. I can’t wait to be in his arms. Because, once there, I will be where I am suppose to be.

Bruno: Sure! We are first planning to meet as soon as we can. We do have to do it anyway… two magnets with an ocean between, but calling, looking, demanding, praying, loving and caring for each other day after day.

And lastly, what’s the most important thing you’ve learned about love and relationships from each other? Any advice for other long distance relationships?

Jamie: Patience and understanding. Always communicate openly. That other person wants to be with you as badly as you want to be with them. But, life is confusing and throws obstacles in our paths. Just be patient and remember good things come to those that wait. This is what I have learned from Bruno.

Bruno: The most important things I learned from Jamie are Honesty, Trust and Love, all growing deeper and deeper through days.

Aww, a great, big thank you to Jamie and Bruno for answering our questions and sharing their love story. All of us at Zoo World wish you many happy, love-filled years ahead. Happy Valentine’s Day to all Zookeepers — love is in the air!

58 responses to “Zoo World: A Love Story

  1. Come on Zooworld! Ante up! What can Zoo do to help get these lovebirds together?

    • I agree Leann…. I half-expected to see it at the end like a Surprise! Your trip is on us! C’mon guys, you can do it! Just think of the joy you could bring these two. And just think if you could arrange it for Valentine’s Day! What could be better than that!

  2. Considering how zooworld feels about this joining that came about because of their game, and what they charge for various animals, wouldn’t it be great if they helped this couple out to get together / say for Valentine’s Day?

    • I agree, Rock You, you should definitely at least attempt to help them. I know I for one would be willing to buy a $.99 animal if it would go to helping these 2 get together. PLEASE let us assist in the wonderful love story,that your Zooworld has started. So many terrible things are happening in the world today, it’s SSOO refreshing to hear about love and happiness. I will hope and pray for you guys, Bruno and Jamie. Good Luck, I have faith that ya’ll will be together soon.

  3. I would give almost anything to have what you have discovered. Good luck. I too shall find the right person one day. I have been alone a long long time. Your story touched my heart and made me cry with joy. I pray for the best outcome for both of you.

  4. So when is Rock You helping them with the money to meet up BY VALENTINE”S DAY???????????????????????

  5. My lady and I have been doing a long distance thing for about 3 years, and it is still going strong after 5 or 6 extended (ie 2-3 weeks) visits.. while technically we may be further apart about 2500 miles, we are not as baddly parted as having an ocean and the need for passports/visa’s to separate us. I truely wish you all the best in your adventure..

  6. Peggy Bryce Williams

    This is so awesome!!!!! Always great to hear a love story…. Hope the two of them can meet this year…

  7. Very beautiful story!

  8. My fiancée and I met on Zoo World in July/2010. She is from Germany and I am from the USA. She visited me in December/Jan and we became engaged. I am going there in March/April to help her make preparations to move here to the USA and we plan to be married on the beach in Florida later this year!

  9. Isn’t he gorgeous? 😉 Wow! I love and adore him!

  10. This is a fun/interesting/wonderful/romantic story. Since these two have been willing to share the wealth of their relationship, I think its time for Zoo World to share some of their wealth to bring them together in person. Then to keep us voyeurs up to date on how things are going.

  11. I think this story is sooo sweet! It just goes to show that there is someone out there for everybody! I hope you guys get to meet in person soon! Good Luck! Tena (addicted to zooworld since 2009! LOL)

  12. Diane R Fraser Henline

    I don’t even know if this would be possible, but I think it would be wonderful to have a special $.99 animal for the two of them, and maybe a portion of the monies could be donated to them for their airline tickets to meet somewhere in the middle. Then maybe the money that they have been saving would be enough for the hotel and meals when they do meet.

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  14. Marina De Giorgio

    Oh can’t you help them meet….that wuold be a wonderful surprise! I’m sure Rock you can afford to pay for 1 plane ticket! Come on….love is in the air…let Bruno or Jamie be in the air…on plain flying to meet the other one!

  15. I thought I was going to see..Surprize we are paying for you to get together..Come on Zoo!!

  16. It was a really sweet story but, if you all who undoubtedly are making millions of dollars off of Zoo World were anything like Oprah you would pay for Jamie’s trip to meet Bruno! What a Valentines present that would be! 🙂

  17. I agree with others……. HELP some people out =)

  18. I agree with everyone in here….. Come one Zoo world give the the best Valentine’s day and present ever help these two meet…. I should be so lucky as to meet a guy as wonderful as Bruno sounds. Please zoo world how many more people need to request your help for these two is it going to take……

  19. Amazing story!! I am lucky enough to have both of these wonderful people on my list of friends! Zoo you can make it happen for these two! What wonderful publicity that would be..humm hummm How bout it zoo?! If you helped them I would never complain about missing WLP’s again lol!

  20. I also wish Jamie and Bruno all the best in their futures together. I know what wonderful friends I have made playing zoo from all over the world so it is no wonder that eventually there would be a fabulous love story. Keep us updated. Dying to hear how it all goes. 🙂

  21. Nice to know there are others that met and fell in love on zoo. I met Shilo in zoo chat when he came in asking something silly from that min on it was like a train about to crash . There was no stopping us from being together . Three and a half weeks later he was on a plane to Az from In . Eight months later we still going strong . Zoo chat has also spawned a few other love stories maybe they will tell their stories here too .

    • zookeeperastrid

      hello dee,

      I would love to contact you personally if you are interested in sharing your zoo world love story as well 🙂

  22. LOL! Scarlett, you’re the best! And thanks to everyone for all of the good wishes for us. 🙂

  23. I like many others have alot of complaining to do about my life and it’s hardships yet I too agree with the rest of these comments – I’m sure that there must be some way that zoo world could help them out and write it off – use it somehow as advertising expense or something right ???

  24. love the 99c animal idea! Y not Zooworld? 🙂

  25. After you two met, what did you discover was your favorite characteristic in the other person?

    I want to add to this:
    Bruno is a musician. I wish the world could here him “get down” on the harmonica. He also plays guitar and sings. I adore the harmonica! I’m so lucky to be one of a few to have listened to his talents. He’s a cool guy! 🙂

  26. I really try not to be, but I’m a big sucker for a sappy romance. This one has gotten to me too. Then with everyone’s comments, it’s given me an idea. I’d been hoping Zoo World would make a Valentines Island for all of my old and new Valentines animals, decor, etc. It would be great if they (ZW) would put up this new island (I’m thinking we call it something like Loveland, ZW), let those of us that want to help Jamie & Bruno meet by letting us buy the island and maybe even a decoration or two designed especially for the occasion. OH… maybe a Jamie house and a Bruno house to be set on opposite sides of a lake on the island. Of course the island should be in the shape of a heart. And of course a large portion of the proceeds would go to their travel fund. And we all want to be kept up to date on the plans, etc. Where are each of them from anyway?????

  27. well If your not going to pay for them to get together , then at liest come up with a harmonica playing teddy bear, that we can buy for a buck, and give the money to them to meet up , even better Issue another animal to represent jamie too,holding her heart in the hands to give to him, when he playes music hearts flow out and all arround him, this would be the best of both world….for us and them too COME ON ZOO WORLD HELP THEM OUT , AND GIVE US A LOVING MEMORY TOO

  28. This is a true love story ,they should write a book or contact a TV show maybe they would fly them to the show so they could meet ,its worth a try !!!

  29. It is always uplifting to here of someones life being changed due to anothers willingness to befriend a person they don’t know. Love is in the air, after all, Valentines Day is coming! 🙂

  30. C’mon RockYou, bring this couple together. You want to share a great story with us, but there is no ending…yet. You guys need to spring for some airline tickets, room(s) & some spending money for these lovebirds to spend a week together. Put a great ending to this story!!! The best to you Jamie & Bruno.

  31. Good luck, all the best wishes to both of you. Hopefully your dreams will come true soon.

  32. I agree. It’s time Zoo World helped these two lovebirds to be together.

  33. I agree also, you could make there dreams come true. Help the lovebirds get together..

  34. I’m just stopping by to thank all of my fellow Zoo World players for supporting Bruno and I. We are enjoying sharing your posts together. 🙂

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  36. What a wonderful story! ZW, some of us have paid quite a bit to play your game. Can’t you do something to help this couple get together? There are many ideas in this discussion…why not try one of them? Think of the publicity you would get. I’ll bet we could get it on CNN! 🙂

  37. I would be willing to buy ANIMALS to help them get together. Love has to prevail !

  38. So is the RockYou team, who loves this story as much as the rest of us, going to help get them together? That would be the best Valentine’s gift for anyone who’s read this wonderful story.

  39. What a wonderful story, I agree with the posts that it would be a great idea to sell an animal to raise money for these 2 to meet, how often do you get to meet the love of your life who is so far away? I would love to buy an animal to help support love 🙂


  41. I have had an experience that reminds me a little of this and they need to meet. It MUST be done!!! If, I had the means, I would make it happen! I wish I could help. Love is the leap that cannot be denied! I paraphrased a quote.

  42. I’m with all the folks who think Rock You could spring for a trip!

  43. How sweet! I agree, Zoo World should bring this couple together….great Valentine advertising angle! Use Dr Zoo Little to go forth and bring these Zoo World players together for a real “Valentine Love Story”!

  44. Helping these lovebirds would be a great promotional piece, I know it would get coverage on the news making you caring , and your games a way to have fun and maybe even find your one true love. Can’t you see it! come on I would buy the 99 cent animal for this cause. But much better if you would help them out yourself. You can’t buy that kind of PR can you? Money well spent don’t you think. Check it out!

  45. Come on Rock You, help these two out. Not only would you be helping two people in love, but think about great PR you could get. That would be worth more than one round-trip plane ticket. Think about it. Do it. Valentines Day is not far off.

  46. This is soo sweet and romantic, the world just has too little of love. My best for your futures!


  48. Keep going folks you will make it yet.

  49. It is a very touching love story and I hope the best for them. As for Rock You surprising them, lets wait until Valentine’s Day to see what happens. Like zoo world, this is another accomplishment to get them to the next level. Best wishes and I clicked to accept their zoo world happiness!!!!!!!!!!

  50. Wow – what a beautiful story!
    I would definitely support Rock You if they come out with an animal or decoration which the proceeds would got towards getting this lovely couple together.
    Also, the media is a very powerful tool – I don’t know if you have contacted them (radio/television/newspaper/ weekly magazines etc) but I am sure that a journalist out there would love to grab hold of this love story!
    You guys MUS be helped, hang on in there and I am sure that your dreams will come true! ❤ ❤ ❤

  51. I would definately support their plane tickets;; what a great story! Send out an animal for .99, I bet you get alot of us payin their way! C’mon,, lets do this!! Love is in the air everyday with me when I play ZooWorld. My day doesn’t start until I tend to my animals; that how I grew up on the Ranch; still today. Best days of my life were on that ranch; I was 13 yrs. old; a typical cynderella story, evil stepmom & all. This game gives me the opportunity to save the animals; I especially like buying & working harder on it when there’s a specific purpose to HELP! All in the name of LOVE!

  52. Yep! We still haven’t met. 😦

  53. Joanna Harrington

    I just loved this story about you & Bruno…& so very happy for you both & also very happy to call you my friend on FB & my zoomate 🙂 Love you girl ❤

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