GiGi is a Great Horned owl, that was recently brought to Mississippi’s Wild at Heart Rescue after suffering head trauma.

According to Missy Dubuisson, the founder, and director of the Rescue:

“This bird was one of the most critical we have ever taken care of, the fact that this bird has lived is beyond comprehension.”

Credit: Wild at Heart Rescue

The intensive care GiGi needed so badly was provided thanks to Douglas Pojeky, president of the facility, and also known as the “birds of prey whisperer” by rehabilitators in the area.

The owl quickly became aware of it.  Yet, the president of Wild at Heart Rescue in Vancleave, Mississippi, had been away at a family event for a few days, and when he came back, the owl showed her affection. She rushed to greet him, rested her head right on his shoulder, and wrapped her wings around him.

Dubuisson said:

“In all my years of working with birds of prey, I have never seen someone with such a bond with these magnificent birds. It literally brings tears to my eyes to watch him interact with these birds. They absolutely know him and trust him. It’s the trust that you see in her face.”

And Doug admitted:

“I’ve never quite had the feeling that I had when that owl just nuzzled her neck against mine.  I’ve worked with a lot of birds of prey that come in, but the connection I have with them is nothing like this owl giving me a hug.”Owl Can’t Stop Hugging The Man Who Saved Her After Car Accident

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