Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The city of Sedona, Arizona is home to a huge population of hummingbirds. It’s not unusual for residents to see up to 2,000 hummingbirds a day, and the city even has an annual Sedona Hummingbird Festival in the species’ honor.

Even though the hummingbird population in Sedona can be predicted, the weather there cannot. On one particularly cold evening in February 2011, temperatures hit below freezing. The bitter chill was enough to potentially threaten the lives of the wintering hummingbirds who frequented one man’s backyard feeder. YouTube user “blueskeye” went above and beyond to make sure his feathered friends — Rocky and Adrian — were safe, warm and properly fed. He rigged up a brilliant heated feeding station for the two birds.

The next morning, after a long and frigid night, he nervously walked outside to check on Rocky and Adrian — and was thrilled by the surprise that greeted him in his backyard.

This wonderful video makes my heart skip a beat. No creature is too small to receive love and care. 

As one YouTube commenter says, “It is wonderful to know that there are others out there who see members of other species as individuals, individuals with needs and wants.” 

If you agree, please SHARE this sweet video with your friends on Facebook!

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