Bridey Hudson recently noticed something on the side of the road while driving to the grocery store near her home in Australia.
“I noticed a distressed bird standing over a storm drain.”
She also noticed that the bird seemed to be calling out for help.
Hudson stopped her car and got out. She leaned over the storm drain, trying to see what the crying bird was looking at. It took her a moment to spot the tiny baby bird hidden among the debris at the bottom.
The masked lapwing, who was the mother of the baby bird, couldn’t retrieve her little one by herself. She needed someone’s help, and Hudson was the kind stranger who came forward to assist.
Hudson opened the storm drain grate to rescue the baby bird, with the worried mother keeping a close eye on the proceedings.
After rescuing the baby bird, Hudson took him to her car and provided warmth to help him recover.
Finally, the moment arrived for the baby bird and his mother to be reunited. Hudson placed the baby in a safe spot and stepped back, allowing the mother bird to approach.
“I put the baby down somewhere safe and walked away so they could be reunited.”
The joy on the mother bird’s face, when she saw her baby again, was priceless.
Hudson could have easily ignored the bird in distress and continued on her way to pick up groceries. However, she chose to stop and lend a helping hand to the bird.
Her kindness and willingness to listen to the bird’s cries for help ultimately resulted in reuniting the baby bird with its mother and making the feathered family whole again.