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a rescue

I saw a pickup truck pulled up on the opposite side of the road from me as I was driving to do the recycling. As I neared the spot, I saw a catbird just sitting in the road ahead of me, not moving. The burly guy in the pickup truck said, "There's a bird in the road."

I stopped. The guy's lanky companion, who was outside the truck, approached the catbird with a jacket in his hands, to pick it up gently and without touching it. Just as he was about to, the bird fluttered off the road and into the long grass and dandelions. "He tricked me!" said the lanky guy. The guy in the truck shrugged his shoulders and laughed.

I drove on, really happy that those two guys--going in the opposite direction--were willing to stop and help out a catbird in need, even if in the end the catbird declined the offer. IRL goodness.

This entry was originally posted at http://asakiyume.dreamwidth.org/850484.html. Comments are welcome at either location.

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sartorias
May. 12th, 2017 07:29 pm (UTC)
A nice moment--and in some way the bird probably appreciated it, too. (Even if it is only in not being squished.)
asakiyume
May. 13th, 2017 04:02 pm (UTC)
I had this idea of what happened: maybe he flew into the pickup truck's windshield, fell in the opposing lane, and was stunned. But then, by the time the guys got out to help him to the side of the road, he'd recovered enough to flutter off.
sartorias
May. 13th, 2017 04:04 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that makes sense.
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