A Labrador puppy saved a paralyzed parrot that fell from a nest – and decided to become his big brother.
Viviana Dávila and her puppy Hiro were relaxing in the backyard of their house in Puerto Rico when they were surprised by something strange that was on the ground.
The Labrador retriever did not hesitate to go see what it was about and wanted his mother to know about his great find, which was not an object, but someone who had arrived there due to some unfortunate situation.
“I noticed Hiro licking something on the grass. He licked and he looked at me and insisted again licking and looking at me. It was a sign that something was happening and I approached,” said Viviana.
The puppy had found a parrot that needed help.
“Immediately, I looked for a towel and picked it up, the little bird was very defenseless,” added Viviana.
Until that moment, the puppy had saved this little bird’s life, but this adorable puppy would later do more than that.
After consulting a veterinarian , Viviana learned that the bird was a small Quaker parrot . The poor thing was paraplegic probably because he had fallen from his nest.
Under those conditions his chances of survival in the wild were slim , if not none. He probably would have perished on the ground if Hiro hadn’t found him in time.
However, this little parrot proved to be a fighter and Viviana promised to keep the light of hope burning, but she never imagined that she would have the help of the puppy , who took his role as protective father very seriously.
The puppy decided that he would not leave Hope’s side, as the parrot was called
“The vet told us that in similar cases he recommends putting them to sleep forever, however, he was very surprised to see how Hope struggled to live,” said Viviana.
It was then that he decided to welcome Hope into his family to take care of him as best he could following the vet’s instructions.
“After a week and a half his improvement was remarkable. Hiro has been a part of that effort, from day one she hasn’t walked away from him,” Viviana said.
Viviana fed him regularly and did her best to keep him very comfortable.
“Nothing matters to him anymore because he has a new purpose: to take care of Hope,” Viviana said.
Little by little, Hope adapted to her new home, her body getting stronger every day. The Labrador retriever has not rested to ensure that her heart heals as well.
“Having hope and taking care of him so far has been a great experience. Hope teaches us every day about perseverance and empathy”, added Viviana.
Nowadays wherever Hope goes, the puppy is there too. A beautiful friendship was born between them. Hopefully, Hope will continue to thrive with Hiro by her side.
“We are proud and honored to have Hiro. Although he has always been a very good puppy », expressed Viviana.
The story of these friends went viral on Twitter thanks to Viviana’s sister, who lives in Chicago, United States. So the tweeters, moved by her photos, asked for a video of the puppy and the parrot.
The scenes move thousands of people:
Ok pero ya les conté que el perro de mi hermana encontró una cotorrita herida en el patio de la casa y ahora la cuida y es su mejor amiga? pic.twitter.com/5aHwcLY2yE
— Verónica Mangú Dávila Ellis 🍌 (@veroenid) May 29, 2020
How beautiful they are!”, “He is grooming him”, “Dogs are the best thing that can happen to us”, “I faint with love”, “For God’s sake, how cute”, were some of the comments from Internet users .
Thanks to Hiro, Hope not only survived, but now also has a loving place to call home. This emotional story shows us how great love is!