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Tiny Rescued Hummingbird Falls In Love With The Dog Who Saved Her

Meet Rex, once living on the streets as a stray pup, he was rescued and adopted into a loving, forever home


Before he was adopted by Ed Gernon of Whittier, California, Rex was an aggressive stray, often seen fighting other dogs and cats on the streets.

Now he is a completely different dog, he is kind and gentle, and one certain bird will certainly agree with this.

One day, Rex and his human were walking when Rex spotted what looked like a dead hummingbird on the ground, covered in ants.

Inseparable: Rex, a rescue dog, managed to pay it forward when he found 'Hummer' close to death while out on a walk with his owner in Whittier, California. Now the dog and the bird are inseparable

Gernon, who thought the bird was dead, was about to walk away, but Rex refused to move until he helped the poor bird.

That’s when Gernon realized that the bird, who is now named Hummer, was still clinging on to life, but in poor health.


“It was this little creature,” he told CBS Los Angeles. “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.”

So Gernon took the hummingbird home in the hopes of reviving it back to health, and low and behold, Hummer seemed to regain her strength.


With constant care from Gernon and Rex, of course, Hummer was able to fly again within a few weeks.

Over these weeks, Hummer began to trust Rex a lot that they even play together, it’s almost as if Hummer remembers the role Rex played in saving her.

Here’s a video of the pair interacting with each other:

Gernon even goes as far as to say that Hummer “developed a total crush on Rex,” and never wants to leave his side.

“Wherever he was, she wanted to be close by,” he wrote on YouTube. “She even started bathing in his water bowl, killing time while he ate before she’d start playing with him again. So strange, but amazing.”

Gernon expects that as Hummer matures, she will set her eyes on a mate that suits her better than Rex.

Until the day she chooses to fly away though, they will continue to be glad that their actions have sort of come around in a full circle.

“I rescue this dog. He rescues the bird. The bird rescues all of us in a weird sense and it’s just a miracle.”

Check out the full story being reported on the news below:

Well done for saving a life Rex, we love you! And thank you to Ed Gernon for helping Hummer find her feet again!

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Written by Joe Kahlo