This was the moment when Phantom, a six-month-old baby koala, stayed at his mother’s side during life-saving surgery.

After being hit by a car in Australia, a Koala mom named Lizzie suffered a collapsed lung and a face damage.

Fortunately, the Phantom was unhurt, and the staff concluded that because he was so young, it would be preferable to leave him with his mother.

The ghost has been perched on his mother’s neck, hugging her continually, and it appears like his affections have worked.

«Phantom is with Lizzy during her treatments and examinations, so neither mother nor child is worried,» says the narrator.

«During the weigh-in, the Phantom is in a ‘pouch’ to keep him safe and sheltered away from his mother.»