On a cold and wet day, Sabahattin Yilmaz was at home when he noticed something perched on a ledge outside his window.
It was a wet, shivering pigeon that had clearly found no shelter in the storm. Yilmaz didn’t want to see the bird suffer, so he got creative.
He believed it would stress the pigeon out to bring him inside, so he decided to bring the heat to him.
He pulled out a hairdryer and blew warm air directly on the bird. Luckily for us, a passerby on the street below captured the whole thing on camera.
What’s more, Yilmaz didn’t know he was being filmed; he did it all for his own heart.
The video went viral and prompted local news to track him down to find out the real story.
In an interview, he said: “The pigeon recovered after warming him up a bit. I also gave the bird food. I warmed him up again after 15 minutes. After the bird recovered well and ate all its food, it flew away”.
“He also has a life,” Yılmaz said. “That’s why I did it.”