Rex was living on the streets as a stray, but after he was rescued and adopted into a loving home, everything changed for him. Now Rex too decided to pay that kindness forward, and this tiny bird simply loves him for it.
Last year, Rex and his new owner Ed Gernon in California went for a walk. Rex spotted a hummingbird on the ground, covered in ants. Gernon says he thought that the bird was dead but Rex completely refused to walk away.
That’s when they met Hummer, struggling to keep himself alive and in terrible health. Rex was so worried and concerned about the bird that he was able to convince Gernon to try to help her.
“It was this little creature,” Gernon said. “This fragile creature that the whole world wanted to kill and he was trying to protect her so I thought I’d go the distance.”