With that unlikely passenger still clinging tightly to his leg, Allen continued walking along the tracks until he found a nice shady spot where the squirrel could take refuge. The little guy, no doubt thankful for that free lift to safety, understood that this was his stop.
"He just hopped right off and went straight up a tree!" Allen said.
The trapped squirrel's life had been saved. But the events of that day left Allen feeling grateful, too.
"It made me feel so pure and loved that this little guy needed some help and just hopped right onto this random human. I felt trusted. It was just so pure," he said. "I know I’ve been in spots where I couldn’t get out without a little help, and all I needed was a little helping hand. Or in this case, a helping leg."