The heartwarming story of a man who saved a drowning squirrels life by: giving it CPR is capturing the attention of people around the world.
Rick Gruber, a pool man from Phoenix, Arizona, found this little ground squirrel drowning in a pool he was working at. After fishing it out, he began giving it CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), though he was careful not to use his mouth – for fear of being bitten or catching a disease.
Eventually, the squirrel showed signs of life. All in all, he spent about an hour with it before it finally felt good enough to scamper off into the wilderness.
“I would do [CPR] for anybody. A rodent, a dog, a cat, anything,” the compassionate pool guy told CNN.