The emotional journey of saving a tiny mouse from an icy death (20 Photos)
Martine Gingerich of Toronto was walking along Lake Ontario when she saw a woman trying to grab her dog, who was hard-focused on something in the water.
Apparently a little mouse and fallen from the retaining wall next to the beach and was trying to get back on it with no luck. She decided to document its journey while helping the little guy out. It’s quite the touching experience.
At first the mouse was trying and trying to climb up the wall, only to fall back down every time.
Finally it changed strategy and swam for the shore.
Martine said it was difficult to watch the mouse struggle to gain ground. The waves would carry it forward and then halfway back.
The little guy finally made its way to the edge, floating just an inch above the pebbled beach.
The mouse laid in the same spot, not realizing the waves that could sent it back out into danger again.
Martine approached it and picked the mouse up, and it had no energy to escape.
She placed it by the wall, hoping it was be safer there and have an urge to run away. Still, it laid there. So Martine decided to help the poor animal out.
She picked it up again and sat on a bench with the mouse between her gloves. She warmed it up with the fabric and protected it from the cold wind.
The little mouse was very happy in her hands.
Finally it started rustling and grooming itself, and Martine knew it was time to let the little one back onto land.
She put it on a firewood pile, and the mouse seemed pretty happy with this move.
Off it went! Martine said, “For many, this tiny life wasn’t worth saving, but as Aesop said: ‘No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.’ It certainly was not wasted on this little one!”
Not all heroes wear capes.
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