Police officers Jeremy Halek and Tony Weeks from the Brooklyn Park police station have had many unusual encounters throughout their career, but this has to be the one they will never forget.
While on the job, they noticed a car parked on the side of the road. The door was wide open so they assumed something might be wrong. They wondered where could the driver of the vehicle be and why would they leave an open car in the middle of a busy road. But, what they didn’t know was how they were about to witness something amazing.
They soon learned the car belonged to the 19-year-old teenager named Chris Felix and the reason why he was out there left them overwhelmed.
While on the road, Chris could feel how something hit his car. When he got out he realized it was a squirrel that ended up under his vehicle. The kind boy never thought of leaving it there before he made sure the poor creature was doing fine. The first thing that came to his mind was to revive it through CPR. Yes, you’ve heard that right.
The squirrel didn’t show any signs of life, but Chris never gave up on it. He later 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 compression.”
The officers were glad they found themselves in the right place at the right time. It’s not everyday that we see someone giving CPR to a squirrel, so they made sure they put the amazing scene on tape.
When asked why he did what he did, Chris told CBS Sunday Morning: “It didn’t look like he had any life, you know? It doesn’t matter if it’s a little life or a big life. Life is life.”
After some time, the lovely creature could be seen running into the woods, safe and sound.
To be honest, we are not really sure we would believe this story if we weren’t able to see it ourselves.
Chris showed how amazing of a person he is by providing a large dose of compassion for someone so small and so vulnerable. If more people treat animals this way, the world will be a much better place and we will live in harmony with all God’s creatures.
We are happy to learn Chris is planning on pursuing a career in the medical field because he’s got all the traits needed to become a great doctor.
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