Good Samaritan Resuscitates Bird Hit By Vehicle

This is the heartwarming moment a good samaritan revives a tiny bird that was hit by a motorbike by giving it CPR.

Rodrigo Caetano de Oliveira, 44, was on a hiking trip through the south-eastern Brazilian state of Sao Paulo.

He was making his way from the municipality of Araraquara to the municipality of Santa Ernestina on foot, when he saw the little bird being hit by a motorbike on the motorway.

Rodrigo told Newsflash: “It tried to keep flying, but it couldn’t manage it, and it fell in the middle of the road. Then I started recording. My first reaction was to get it out of there and take it to a safe place.”

Credit: Rodrigo Caetano de Oliveira/Newsflash

Rodrigo instinctively started to perform CPR on the little bird using his finger, pressing it gently against its chest.

He told Newsflash: “At one point, it started to shut its eyes. That’s when I turned it a little bit to the side and continued to massage it a little bit above the place I was previously massaging, and I kept on going.”

Rodrigo continued to perform CPR for a few minutes until the bird finally came back to life and flew away as if nothing had happened, prompting a sigh of relief from its rescuer.

Rodrigo, who lives in the nearby city of Ribeirao Preto, had already walked around 35 km (22 miles) that day, and saving the bird invigorated him to complete the remaining 12 km (7.5 miles) to his destination.

The PA and passionate traveller told Newsflash: “I could summarise this whole hiking trip through Sao Paulo in this one moment. It was a very good feeling to feel that bird’s life in my hands, an incredible thing. I am very grateful to have helped and, thanks to God, everything turned out well.”

Credit: Rodrigo Caetano de Oliveira/Newsflash
Rescuer moves the almost lifeless bird to a safer spot

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