On July 2, in a Facebook post that has since gone viral, the aquarium named Timmy as the naughty penguin for the month of June for stealing fish and pushing another penguin over. Betty, on the other hand, earned the title of the good penguin of the month for being a good swimmer and waiting patiently for fish.
The post found its way to Reddit, where it went quickly viral with over 60,000 'upvotes.'
Many Reddit users defended Timmy, citing the fish-stealing allegation to be 'Fake News.' One user wondered what right the zoo had to call Timmy a bad penguin by writing, "Who are they to judge him? He stole a fish so he's a bad penguin?! Did his people invent war? Genocide? Telemarketing? Bad penguin indeed."
They added that they loved Timmy, in spite of his habit of pushing other penguins out of the way.
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