A Georgia man has a yearly visit from a bird he rescued four years ago.
Mike Cardenaz is a former SWAT officer who friends have nicknamed “Dr. Doolittle.”
He keeps flowers on his front porch that attract hummingbirds. Four years ago, he came across one that needed help.
He told his local news, “Several of his feathers in his wings were broken off and he couldn’t take flight.”
So he helped nurse the little guy back to health with Pedialyte and sugar and eventually “Buzz” got his strength back.
“He would fly around the yard and come back when he got exhausted because that was his comfort zone until he finally took off for the winter. And he’s been coming back for the last four years,” said Cardenaz.
How does he know it’s the same hummingbird?
“Random hummingbirds don’t land in your hand,” said Cardenaz.