RICHBURG, S.C. - Richburg Fire Rescue found a hummingbird struggling to live inside their fire station and came to its rescue.
Firefighters said the bird, no bigger than one of the rescuer’s two fingers, was exhausted and dehydrated.
Richburg Fire Rescue shared several photos of the incident on their Facebook page.
The men filled a bottle cap with water and stayed with the bird until it was healthy enough to fly away.
"You can teach almost anyone how to be a firefighter, a medic or just about anything imaginable. What is virtually impossible to teach is compassion. We are fortunate that we have a tremendous group in our department that has passion and desire to help, regardless of the situation," the Facebook post read.
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