Every day the seagull flies in to greet its savior
80-year-old Jack Smith from the UK, helped a seagull with a broken leg. He fed the bird until its injury healed. And since that time, the seagull flies to the beach every day to visit its rescuer.
Jack comes there every day to breathe the sea air and see his feathered friend.
The man named the bird Chippy. While he is on the beach, the seagull sits or flies near him. Chippy never flies to anyone other than Jack.
So we can say that Jack and Chippy are the same age. The maximum age for birds of this species is 32 years.
“When I first found Chippy, he hade lot of pain. But I did not know what to do. The next day, when I went back to the beach, I found him again. He couldn’t fly and had no food. Then I realized that I couldn’t leave him like that and I started feeding the bird. I thought at first that he couldn’t survive because his paw was in terrible condition.”
The man began taking dog biscuits to the seagull, which he usually bought for his dog, and soon noticed that the bird’s paw was gradually healing. Jack continued to come to the beach every day and feed Chippy, who trusted the man more and more.
“He started approaching me and letting me come to him. He no longer treated anyone like that, such a connection existed only between us. At the beginning of spring he recovered and flew away, but in September of the same year he returned and did not forget me.”
Since then, Jack and Chippy have seen each other almost every day for 12 years.