On a chilly day in Turkey, Sabahattin Ylmaz was at home when, following a rain shower, he saw someone seated on a ledge right outside his window.
It was a shivering, drenched pigeon. Evidently, he didn’t locate safety from the storm in time.
Ylmaz came up with a clever solution after observing the bird shivering.
Rather than risk stressing the pigeon by carrying him inside to warm up, Yılmaz brought the heat to him.
Using a hair dryer, he offered the bird a way to dry off.
And unbeknownst to Yılmaz, a passerby on the street below caught the whole kind act on camera.
Local news organizations tracked down Ylmaz after the video went viral so they could find out more. It turned out that the resolution was just as endearing as the gesture.
Ylmaz informed the media that “[the pigeon] recovered after quite a bit of warming him up.” Moreover, I offered him bird food. After 15 minutes, I heated him once again. The bird successfully recovered, ate his meal, and then flew off.
— Ulak News (@ulaknews) November 9, 2020
For some people, it may not seem important that there is a single pigeon in the world, but Ylmaz believes differently.
He also has a life, Ylmaz said. “I did it because of it,”