Hero Dog Knows Exactly What To Do When He Discovers This Unconscious Creature

Many people would agree that the world could stand to have more empathy. There’s so much pain and suffering out there that it can seem difficult to find anyone who cares at all.

With that in mind, one of the many incredible things about dogs is their unwavering displays of compassion. Many dogs are able to sense when humans are hurt and upset, and will give them extra love and attention accordingly.

Apparently, though, dogs can have this kind of empathy for other animals, too. One special Jack Russell terrier named Diamond knew that something was wrong with a bird outside of his home—and what he did next proved how special dogs can be!

Diamond is a Jack Russell terrier who lives in Iceland with his dad, Gunnar Kr Sigurjónsson. One day, Gunnar was using his computer when he noticed Diamond whining as he walked into the room. He then turned around as if he wanted to lead the man somewhere.

“When I didn’t follow, he came back and whined some more,” said Gunnar in an interview. “I knew he didn’t need to do his business, as we had just been for a walk, so finally I gave in and followed him.”

Diamond started to run, leading Gunnar straight to the balcony, where there was an unconscious bird. “I immediately thought the bird was dead, so I called Diamond inside,” Gunnar continued. “Then I thought I saw the bird blink an eye.”

Gunnar figured he’d take the bird outside, so he prepared a sheet of paper and a basket. Just as he was about to scoop up the animal, though, he started moving! He brought the little bird back into his house to heal.

“I gave him some water and some birdseed I had. After an hour or so, I was going to set him free, but wanted to take some pictures first, so I put it in my open palm and took some snaps,” Gunnar explained. “Then he flew a big circle in my living room and landed back… right on top of Diamond’s head!”

The bird clearly felt safe with Diamond, and after a few minutes, he managed to fly over to a shelf. Gunnar was afraid that the bird might get hurt again while flying around indoors, so he picked him up.

“That’s when Diamond came nose to beak to the bird and then he started licking him,” he said. “The poor bird had to flick his wings a few times to keep his balance, but could have flown away any time if he wanted to.”

Gunnar decided to name the little bird Bibi. Once Bibi seemed to be back on his feet, Gunnar returned him to the balcony. But Bibi didn’t want to leave just yet!

“More than an hour later I looked outside and saw the bird exactly where I had put him,” said Gunnar. “So I went outside again and picked him up gently and put him back in the basket, with an added bite of sweet potato as well.” Bibi stayed in the house that night, with Diamond guarding him dutifully.

Things became easier after Bibi got a good night’s sleep. “I set the bird free around lunchtime the day after and then he flew after a few seconds in my hand, getting some orientation obviously. And boy, did he fly high up… surely looking for some new adventures.”

There’s no way of knowing what Bibi was thinking, but Diamond clearly was fond of his new feathered friend.

“A while after the bird had gone, I said to Diamond: Where is Bíbí?” recalled Gunnar. “He looked at me, very sharply, then he ran directly to the balcony door and jumped on the arm of the sofa, to look out. He knew exactly what I was talking about.”

It’s always amazing to see the compassion that dogs can have for other animals. Hopefully Diamond will get to see Bibi again soon!

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