There is a certain kind of person who sympathizes with someone else’s pain and treats it like their own. They can’t walk past someone who really needs help, and they are usually rewarded with sincere hugs and a grateful look.
We has collected some stories of caring people who saved animals. These stories illustrate the fact that animals (no matter if they are wild or house pets) understand what happens and are grateful for our kindness.
1. This squirrel has been visiting the family that saved it for 8 years.
In 2009, Brantley Harrison and her family found a squirrel that had been wounded by an owl. They cared for the squirrel and treated Bella (the name they gave to the animal) for 5 months. After that, it was time to say goodbye, and they let Bella go back to her home in nature. However, the grateful squirrel didn’t forget their kindness and has been visiting the family every day for 8 years.
2. Superdog is very grateful to her vet!
3. This swan is hugging its rescuer.
These birds don’t have a good reputation and are famous for being aggressive and hostile. But Richard Weeze wasn’t too scared to help a bird that got stuck in a fence. The wounded swan hugged the man and put its neck around his. We think this was the bird’s way of saying, “Thank you.”
4. A moving “thank you” to a vet
5. A grateful deer comes to this house every day.
A family saved a wild deer from hunters a few years ago. Now the animal visits the family to show its gratitude. The deer is very calm: it comes to the window and waits for everyone to wake up. The animal loves bread very much, so sellers from local shops give the deer a few loaves for free.
6. Marvin was saved from an animal shelter, and now he is happy.
7. This kangaroo has been hugging its rescuers every day for 10 years.
Abigail was saved and transported to the Alice Springs Reserve when she was only 5 months old. Every day, she shows that she remembers the people’s kindness with hugs.
This baby is very young now, but it already can express its feelings.