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Cops Stop To Question Guy On Roadside β€” Then Realize He's Saving A Life

"Is he giving him CPR?"

This is Cristopher Felix. He's a 19-year-old aspiring college student from Brooklyn Park, Minnesota β€” and the happy hero at the center of this heartwarming animal rescue story.

Cristopher Felix

Recently, Felix was out for a drive near his home when a squirrel darted out into the street in front of him β€” disappearing beneath his vehicle. Afterward, the squirrel was left lying lifelessly in the road.

Rather than continue on his way, Felix decided to stop and see if the squirrel could be saved.

"I felt pretty bad for what happened," Felix told The Dodo. "All I was thinking about was just to try to help the squirrel out, because I just thought that would have been the best thing. The poor squirrel wasn't able to move, so I pick it up with my glove, set it on the grass and started to do chest compressions."

Felix was about 10 minutes into this process when he attracted the attention of local police, who stopped to question him. One of the officers' body cameras captured what happened next:

Felix had saved the squirrel β€” and everyone present couldn't have been more thrilled.

Facebook/Brooklyn Park, MN - Police Department

The life of one squirrel might not matter much to some folks β€” but it matters to Felix.

"I was very happy to help out something so little. It's a life that is saved," he said. "I'm glad I was there to help it that day. I was super happy to help it and so were the police that saw it with me."

Truly a job well done.