Dark to dawn, with long warm breaths (60 sec)

Heartwarming moment with man rescuing sparrow after its wet feet froze onto a water tank pipe. The footage was shot in Idaho, USA, shows the man pressing his palm against the bird’s feet to free it from the ice before blowing on them.

“While feeding my horses on New Year’s morning I noticed a solitary sparrow perched upon the steel fence near the water tank. The tank is heated to keep it from freezing. 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. 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. Gentle sideways motion with my thumb brought freedom for the frightened bird and a smile of satisfaction to my face… a delightful way to start a new year.” (Source: Newsflare.com)


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  1. So tender…

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  2. I saw this, touched so much, Thanks & Love, nia

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  3. Wonderful to know that there’s someone like that out there. Personification of gentleness. Thanks for sharing, Dave. 🙂

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  4. A minute or so out of his day and a lifetime for that little bird. Heartwarming….

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  5. Love this!

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  6. Reblogged this on M u s i n g s.

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  7. Reblogging. Thank you!

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  8. Thanks for making me smile and warming my heart. Wonderful!

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  9. I was in the bird’s place, stuck, few times in my life. 😉

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  10. Wonderful to see stories of loving kindness. A great way to start the day. Thanks for posting such a heartwarming story!

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  11. what a lovely and powerful act

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  12. I love this so much. Thanks, David!

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  13. Reblogged this on Radiating Blossom ~ Flowers & Words and commented:
    Such loving kindness… 🙂

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  14. Breath of life, thank you, David.

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  15. If given the opportunity may we all be so kind! I could see my Dad (farmer) doing this – years ago I remember trekking to the barn on a cold Christmas night – Mom had sent me to find him for supper. The strangest sound through the SK wind – a whirring of a hair dryer. I found my Dad kneeling in the straw calmly defrosting the ears of a newborn calf – one who’d had the misfortune of being born headfirst in the snow. I’ll never forget that night or that sight! This video reminded me of him, gone from this earth for many years now but his lessons live on ❤ MJ

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  16. christinesat says:

    I am so touched. Can’t find any words. Thank you for posting this, David.

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  17. These are such tender 60 seconds….I held my own breath the entire time. We are certainly buoyed by these acts of kindness.

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  18. so sad…video is no longer available.

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  19. Thank you, just warms me up.

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