Hsiung knew he had to help Lily, so he bent down and picked her up.
“They’re always scared when you first pick them up,” Hsiung said. “But she was really sick, so she didn’t cry out. We just pet her on the head and held her close to our chest, and said to her over and over again, ‘It’s going to be OK, it’s going to be OK, it’s going to be OK.’”
Hsiung believes that Lily knew he was there to help her, because the piglet quickly settled down.