One of the best attributes of the Internet is that we all get see touching stories of friendship between man and animal. Personally, I believe it’s a true show of character when humans show respect for nature and its creatures, and that due to our position as the most advanced species, it’s our responsibility to maintain Mother Nature’s balance.
Animal conservation is near and dear to many people’s hearts, and luckily, Steve Hill is one of them. When he came across a small hummingbird one day, he decided to help out. Without hesitation, Steve set out to rescue this tiny bird in need.
One afternoon in Lilburn, Georgia Steve decided to take a stroll outside, when something caught his eye. Suspended in the air was a tiny hummingbird, and at first he couldn’t figure out why.
Hummingbirds are extremely fast flyers and although they do appear to be suspended in the air, they’re actually hovering. They beat their wings at an average of 50 beats per second, so fast that the human eye can see their wings while in flight. However, this little bird appeared to be stuck.
As he got closer, he realized the birds wings were covered in nectar and it was completely still, stuck in the web. He realized it wasn’t a good situation for the bird, so he grabbed him from the web.
Noticing the severity of the little bird’s situation, he took him home to clean him up. The bird wasn’t going to be able to clean itself from all the nectar and spider webbing, so it was up to Steve.
Due to the delicate nature of the hummingbird, Steve had to cautiously free each feather from the stickiness. Surprisingly, it only took about 5 minutes to get the bird free enough to fly away. The little one didn’t stay away for long; apparently, Steve has some new bird friends who love him for saving their friend. He now gets regular visits to his bird feeders and baths.
This is the perfect example of how one simple but kind act can literally save a life.