Most people never forget an act of kindness. This goes equally for animals as well including this adorable hummingbird.
This hummingbird makes sure to visit a Grovetown, Georgia man every spring after the man saved its life.
Mike Cardenaz seems like a tough guy. He is tattooed with muscle car driving and is a former SWAT officer. But he does have a soft side. It often encourages him to help animals in need.
He told WRDW, “That’s what people call me, Dr. Doolittle.”
Four years ago, he helped save a hummingbird in need. It was found on his porch and was injured to the point where it couldn’t fly.
Cardenaz says, “Several of his feathers in his wings were broken off and he couldn’t take flight.”
So, Cardenaz took the bird in his care and fed it well. He also named the bird Buzz and nursed him back to health.
“I had to wait until he molted, and regrew new wings. That was 8 weeks. And he became a part of the family,” said Cardenaz.
As time passed, the hummingbird grew stronger but it still hung around his new family.
“He would fly around the yard and come back when he got exhausted because that was his comfort zone until he finally took off for the winter. And he’s been coming back for the last four years,” said Cardenaz.
But eventually it left. But it flies all the way to South America and back to Grovetown every single year just to visit Cardenaz.
Cardenaz is 100 percent sure that it’s the same hummingbird that he saved. He says, “Random hummingbirds don’t land in your hand.”
But this year Buzz didn’t show up when he usually does. Day after day Cardenaz looked out for his tiny friend.
“I was kind of worried about him and I was on the front porch, sweeping off the front porch and I felt something zoom around my head. I stood on the front porch, put my hand out, and he landed on my hand,” said Cardenaz.
And this is how the friends were reunited once more.
Source – Youtube/WSAV3