If you have ever seen a hummingbird before, it was likely only in passing. Since these small, agile creatures move so quickly, it is rare to see them up close. But Will Salameh was one person who did get up close and personal with a hummingbird.
It was 8 in the morning when Will went into his garage and discovered the weakened creature. After trapping itself in Will’s garage the night before, the hummingbird was dehydrated.
Luckily, Will had a syringe he could use to help nurse the thirsty hummingbird back to life. He filled the syringe with sugar water and got to work, and the hummingbird responded immediately, drinking from the syringe as quickly as it could.
Will expected that the hummingbird would take off after it had drunk its fill, but it remained in his garage for a few hours. By 1 p.m., the hummingbird was ready for more sugar water from Will’s syringe.
When the hummingbird was not ready to leave by 3 p.m., the compassionate man built a nest as a more comfortable place for the miniature bird to make its recovery.
Sadly, the hummingbird could not stay with Will forever. Will gingerly pulled the hummingbird from its nest, but still, the tiny bird seemed resistant to leaving its new friend.
The hummingbird stayed with Will until past 4 o’clock, resting on Will’s arm and hand. Finally, the bird seemed ready to leave and with one final look at its savior, it fluttered away.