Mahatma Gandhi, the great Indian leader and passionate advocate of nonviolence, a man considered one of the greatest figures of the 20th century, or even all of human history, once said…
“The more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man. The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
Another great humanitarian, Paul McCartney, also said, “You can judge a man’s true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.”
If that’s the case, then this fellow, whom we know only as a former U.S. Army warrant officer, is a man of the highest character. Two of his fellow soldiers came across a dying squirrel, and when the warrant officer saw the little fellow, he felt moved to help.
The results are documented in these pictures. Looks like the former Army man has made a new best friend. We feel that these photos show the true value of simple human kindness, even — or perhaps especially — toward other living beings far more helpless than we are.
The warrant officer, after his discharge from the Army, got a job as a cab driver. His new pal gets to ride all over town.
The little guy gets sleepy from all that driving, so he brings his own bed along.
Hang on! We’re almost there…
After all, who doesn’t enjoy Nutella?
And after dessert, the entree! No, wait a minute…
The former warrant officer isn’t the only one who made a new friend.
Clearly, sleeping is one of the little guy’s favorite activities.
A little kindness goes a long way.