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Man Rescues Frozen Bird With His Breath
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Man Rescues Frozen Bird With His Breath

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A kind man named Nelson Wilson was feeding horses when he saw a house finch frozen onto a steel fence. “On New Year’s morning I noticed a solitary sparrow perched upon the steel fence near the water tank. It is not uncommon for birds to drink from the heated tank. Apparently this unfortunate bird had gotten its feet wet and, while making its exit, had become frozen to the fence in the prevailing near zero Idaho temperatures,” Wilson wrote.

“First, I attempted to warm the feet of the frightened bird by pressing my palm against both the fence and the birds feet, while also gently restraining the bird’s flapping wings. It then seemed that warming the birds feet with my warm breath would bring quicker success.” And the man was right – it worked! “Gentle sideways motion with my thumb brought freedom for the frightened bird and a smile of satisfaction to my face…”.

Wilson added: “A delightful way to start a new year.” We couldn’t agree more. Well done, Mr Wilson!

More info: YouTube (h/t: laughingsquid)

A kind man named Nelson Wilson was feeding horses when he saw a house finch frozen onto a steel fence

“First, I attempted to warm the feet of the bird by pressing my palm against… the birds feet”

“It then seemed that warming the birds feet with my warm breath would bring quicker success”

“Gentle sideways motion…brought freedom for the frightened bird and a smile of satisfaction to my face”

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The man said it was “a delightful way to start a new year.” We couldn’t agree more. Well done, Mr Wilson!

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Alusair Alustriel
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Good man! Wamrs heart at the beginning of the Year! May it be a wonderful one for you, Mr Wilson!

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Celeste Spaniel
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I bet the bird was thanking the man with those tweets at the end! :)

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Anne Buhler
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

God bless his kind heart. We need more people in this world like him.

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Alusair Alustriel
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Good man! Wamrs heart at the beginning of the Year! May it be a wonderful one for you, Mr Wilson!

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Celeste Spaniel
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I bet the bird was thanking the man with those tweets at the end! :)

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Anne Buhler
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

God bless his kind heart. We need more people in this world like him.

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