Category Archives: heartwarmers

Man rescues wild rabbit from California fires

When I saw news and video of the wildfires raging through Southern California, I thought not only of the humans but also of the animals, both pets and wild animals. Not all of them can escape the flames! It’s devastating to lose your home, but even more devastating to lose your life.  Here’s a video […]

Rescue of trapped raccoon

Via Heather Hastie, here are some nice humans trying to rescue a raccoon trapped under a tree. They did it! This raccoon got trapped under a tree trunk. People saw him and figured out how to keep him calm so they could save his life! — The Dodo (@dodo) December 1, 2017

Baby elephant rescued from ditch and reunited with mother

Here’s a lovely video posted by “Magestic Tuskers”, with their description: In Kerala, India, a baby elephant falls into a ditch (or an abandoned well) and gets trapped there. As the family of wild elephants watches and waits on the other side of the river, local people and forest officials use an earthmover to help […]

The world’s nicest man

This man deserves some kind of a medal for kindness to ducks. What should the award be called? It doesn't matter how many people (or ducks) you help, as long as you help. #EverydayHero #Hellohumankindness — Dignity Health (@DignityHealth) September 8, 2017 h/t: Matthew (who, as a curmudgeon, said the ducklings would be okay […]

Fox rescue!

Here’s a mangy fox that got rehabilitated because of nice people. The YouTube notes: We saw this fox looking really awful and walking in the middle of the road , so we went home and got a cage and some gloves. When we came back he had somehow gotten a piece of culvert stuck around […]

Unruly baby raccoon finally corralled by mom

This is a great video showing a renegade baby raccoon refusing to enter its tree hole den. Mom is frustrated and makes repeated attempts to stuff the little bugger in, going so far as to grab it on the head with her teeth (this doesn’t look like a felid scruff carry!). She finally wins after […]

Nicholas Winton: the man who saved 669 children from the Holocaust

This morning Matthew Cobb sent me a tweet that reminded me of this story—a story I’d known about but never mentioned. It’s about Nicholas Winton—now Sir Nicholas Winton—a British stockbroker who, on a visit to Czechoslovakia in 1938, managed to launch a rescue operation that ultimately saved 669 children, most of them Jewish, from the Holocaust. […]

Ajax, the kea conservation dog

Reader Mike Hannah, a professor of paleontology and evolution at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, sent me a link to this short (3½ minute) film about a man named Corey and his dog Ajax, who’s been trained to sniff out underground kea nests (he wears a muzzle). It’s all in the cause of conservation, […]

Humans reunite with apes they rescued many years earlier

In this heartwarming video. a woman goes to a refuge in Florida housing chimps once used in lab research—chimps whom she saved and rehabilitated. Will they remember her? Here are the details: After 18 years, chimpanzees Doll and Swing still recognize their old friend, Linda Koebner. From the award-winning film WISDOM OF THE WILD, this […]

Scuba diver visits same fish daily–for 25 years!

If you can have your heart warmed by a fish, or rather a relationship between a man and a fish, have a look at this video and the brief notes about it (below) posted on Twisted Sifter. The fish is an Asian sheepshead wrasse, Semicossyphus reticulatus.  These Two Have Seen Each Other Nearly Every Day for […]