10 Year-Old Boy Helps Blind Deer Find Food
The latest “aww” moment comes from Illinois where a 10-year-old boy’s act of kindness went viral after a neighbor posted a picture of it on Reddit. The photo showed the boy walking by a deer and had the caption “There is a blind deer in our neighborhood and this boy (10 yrs old) walks her from one grass patch to another every day before school to make sure she finds food.”
Later the user who posted the photo, bluecollarclassicist, commented that he decided to share the moment after noticing how sweetly the boy treated his new unlikely friend, making sure she was fed before he started his day.
The man’s wife then contacted the local wildlife rescue to come and get the blind doe and take her to a wildlife refuge where she would be safer from the road and be able to forage without a human’s help. Some were concerned about how the boy would deal with the situation, but the neighbor assured the Reddit community, it all was for the best.
“For those of you who are upset about this boy[’]s feelings about the deer going away for licensed treatment: His concern was very mature. He had only been walking the deer for a few days and hadn’t named her or tried to claim her as a pet or anything like that. Neither did he shelter her indoors or leave food outside for her which is against the law in our state. He just wanted her to be ok and was relieved to know she would be safe,” he wrote.
According to his post, the doe has since been safely taken to the wildlife refuge. The entire neighborhood, which turns out had been helping the doe as they could too, watched her go away and he was so touched by the boy’s actions he will arrange with his mother to take him to the wildlife refuge to visit his blind friend “whenever he wants to go.” He will also give him a framed copy of what has become a viral photo of the boy and his heartfelt actions.
Photo Credit: Reddit/bluecollarclassicist