Hummingbirds have a high metabolism that requires them to eat every 10 to 15 minutes. This becomes quite a challenge when harsh winter conditions kick in. Luckily, there are still kind humans that are willing to help.
TikTok user @sarahissorry recently shared a heartwarming video about how her dad found a way to feed the hungry hummingbirds during the recent freeze in Seattle.
In the clip, which went viral shortly after being published, @sarahissorry explains that the hummingbird feeder in their backyard was completely frozen, and the tiny birds couldn’t get the food from it.
“A hummingbird hopped back and forth to the door we were standing by. We think he was asking for help,” she says in the video.
Her dad couldn’t stop thinking about the troubles that hummingbirds were going through, so he decided to do something about it. The clever dad figured out he could attach a candle warmer to the feeder and keep the food running.
“Now about 7 of them have been feasting all morning,” the TikToker shared.
Other TikTok users were delighted by the dad’s move and made sure to let him know in the comment section.
“Your Dad is the REAL MVP!” one user wrote.
“Your dad has an amazing heart, please let him know how awesome he is,” added another.