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Guy Gets Creative To Warm Up A Pigeon Shivering Outside His Window

"He has a life, too. That's why I did it" 🐦 ❤️️

Sabahattin Yılmaz was at home in Turkey on a chilly day when, after a rain shower passed through, he noticed someone perched on a ledge just outside his window.

It was a pigeon, sopping wet and shivering. He’d evidently failed to find shelter from the storm in time.

Seeing the bird suffering from the cold, Yılmaz got creative.

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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:

The video went viral — leading local news outlets to track Yılmaz down to learn more. Turns out, the ending was as heartwarming as the gesture itself.

“[The pigeon] recovered after quite a bit of warming him up,” Yılmaz told the press. “I also gave him bird food. I [heated him] again after 15 minutes. After the bird recovered well and ate his food, he flew away.”

Though the well-being of a single pigeon in the world might matter little to some people, Yılmaz feels differently.

"He has a life, too," Yılmaz said. "That's why I did it."