Raccoon keeps visiting the woman who saved him 3 years later

Raccoon keeps visiting the woman who saved him 3 years later.

A tiny raccoon was found on the side of the road and life didn’t look too bright for him, even after rescuing the odds didn’t seem to be in his favour since they couldn’t find any place for him in the nearby wildlife rehabs.

Just then Nikki Robinson – a wildlife rescue volunteer – stepped in to help.

“When you ask what you should do with [an orphaned raccoon], they say, ‘Leave it alone and let nature take its course,’” Robinson shared with The DODO. “That broke my heart. I couldn’t let that happen!”

A kind woman Nikki decided to do everything in her power to save that little animal, but she was working long hours and wasn’t home for a good period of time. She asked help from her retired mother who for sure would love the company of a sweet baby raccoon.

They decided to call the animal Little Hands and Nikki’s mom and the animal has been inseparable since then.

“The first time she bottle-fed him and he looked up at her, she just kind of melted,” Robinson said. “She treated him very sweetly early on because they like to be touched a lot. So she created a bond with him.”

The sweet racoon recovered during the next few months all thanks to Nikki’s mom’s efforts and finally he was ready to get back in the wild.

Even after releasing him the woman that took care of him and used to bottle-feed him still left him some food in the backyard.

That happened until the raccoon seemed to wander away from the property.

Little Hands is grateful and he visits the woman that took care of him from time to time even though it’s been roughly three years since they first met.

“Every day, she sits outside and waits, and even when they’re grown up, they’ll visit her and she just lights up and she just loves it,” Nikki said. “He wanted his snuggles, then he’d have his food and wander off.”

This sweet duo makes our hearts warm.

Originally appeared on The DODO!

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