It’s stories like this that restore our faith in humanity. And it also helps when they have some cute viral pictures to go along with it. It also makes us kind of jealous that we’ve yet to find an animal to rescue to become our own new BFF. We could be like Jenny from Oliver & Company. Except without all that annoying kidnapping and stuff.
The Story of a Man and His Crow
This adorable story begins with a crow stuck between the slats of a fence.
Thankfully, Shane Keegan, from Ireland, noticed the crow stuck in his garden fence – and managed to wrestle him free.
And thus begins the story of a man and his crow. First, Keegan made the bromance official by naming the crow Russell (classic). Russell was then treated to a little towel bed, some tuna, and a flutter around Keegan’s garden shed.
But all good things must come to an end; and this story is no different. When Russell was back on his feet, he returned to his glorious skies.
Fly high, sweet prince.
…Except this story doesn’t quite end here. Oh no. Just when Keegan was about to forget his old BFF, Russell returned to say thank you – but this time it was with a few of his own feathery friends. And apparently more and more of the crows have started hanging around Keegan’s backyard. Sounds like they definitely know a friend when they see one.
The story was recounted in Snapchat form on Imgur by mrpatata, and has since been viewed almost 300,000 times. It also comes with a equally cute message from the poster, who said: “I’d like to think everything from insects to humans deserve to live, so if you see something that needs help you should help.”
What a hero.
The posting of the story also prompted other Imgur users to share their own stories of animal friendship. One user, TheDoctor781, said: “My neighbor helped a crow that hit his window. The thing always stayed on his shoulder and flew behind him during bike rides.”
And another poster, vidosic, said: “I helped a baby magpie back to its nest once and have never been swooped by one in my neighborhood [sic] since.”
Dear God that is cute. Now…where can I get a crow from?
If you enjoyed this article on cute viral pictures of a man and his crow, then you’ll definitely like some of RiseFeed’s other animal stories, including 7 Animals Who Make More Money Than You and This Hero Cat Saved a Three-Year-Old’s Life