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Adorable Hummingbird Falls In Love With The Dog Who Saved Her Life

Rex was once a feral dog, living on the streets and fending for himself until his life was turned around when he was adopted into a loving forever home. 

Now, he's all too happy to pay that kindness forward - and one little bird couldn't be more grateful.

CBS Los Angeles

It happened one day when Rex and his owner, Ed, were out for a walk. Suddenly, Rex noticed something unusual on the ground. It turned out to be an injured hummingbird, covered in ants.

Ed thought the hummingbird, whom they nicknamed Hummer, was already dead, but Rex refused to give up and didn't want to leave. After Ed saw that the bird was still alive, he decided to take the bird home and give it a new life. 

"It was this little creature," says Ed. "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."

Ed was determined to help this little bird survive, and, after a few weeks, the bird was flying around like nothing was wrong. She also shows a remarkable level of trust in Rex, suggesting she remembers he's the one who saved her.

As a matter of fact, Ed says that Hummer has "developed a total crush on Rex" and is basically always at his side. 

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"Wherever he was, she wanted to be close by," explains Ed. "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."

While the bird's crush on Rex is adorable, Ed suspects that she'll eventually set her sights on a more fitting mate as she matures. Until then, however, she and Rex will continue to be the best of friends.

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

To see more of Rex and Hummer, watch the video below, and be sure to SHARE this amazing story with your friends and family.

H/T: The Dodo

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