Being a proud parent to a baby owl doesn't always require wings and feathers, only a big heart. Just ask Abe Luhmann.
He found a helpless owl chick who'd tumbled from a nest in his backyard in Minnesota last month, but instead of leaving her to fend for herself, Luhmann decided to help. High overhead in a tree, the bird's real parents were frantic, a feeling the father of two could empathize with.
The University of Minnesota's Raptor Center instructed him to "put her up off the ground so she didn't get taken by a coyote or fox," Luhmann told The Dodo.
Unable to return the owlet back up into the tree she fell from, local news station KTTC reports he did the next best thing - he made her a new place to live close by.