Some of the best stories feature a human saving the another human. But there are more stories about us saving dogs, cats, and ducks. From the dock, young Amanda watched a young man surfing alone out on the water as he approached the beginning of the next wave and started to turn around. He stopped the turn and started churning the water as he went. It was then that Amanda saw the bird. A Magpie trapped by seagulls who dive-bombed it mercilessly. The Magpie was flapping like crazy, but getting tired really fast. The boy arrived and slid his surf board under the desperate bird. She sat still, bedraggled and wiped out. They picked her up. She rested in his hand with total trust. There’s something that feels so good when we step out of our routine to help one who needs it.