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A Police Officer Goes Beyond The Call Of Duty And Two Friends Rescue A Spotted Owlet
A woman police officer is helping the poor and homeless with free lunch every Sunday and two friends come to the rescue of a bird in pain
Mother Teresa once said that if you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one. Jothimani, an inspector with the Serious Crimes Squad in Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, has shown how to do just that.
The woman inspector is helping the underprivileged and the poor living on the streets with food and water every Sunday. All through July, and now August, a complete lockdown is being observed across Tamil Nadu on Sundays. “They (the homeless) can manage on weekdays as many kind-hearted people come forward to help them. But on Sundays, they go hungry as no one is around to help,” the officer told The New Indian Express.
Going beyond the call of duty, the officer is spending from her own pocket to arrange food for the poor. Every Sunday, she feeds 160–300 people—she tastes the food before distribution to check its quality. She has even bought masks and distributed them among the poor.
More power to you, Jothimani!
Source: The New Indian Express
Friends rescue a bird
You don’t always have to be a bird-lover to rescue one. All you need is compassion and kindness.
Nivin Antony and Jolly Mulloor of Varapuzha, Kerala, definitely have these qualities. The duo rescued a spotted owlet (Athene brama) that was writhing in pain after it got entangled in a kite string and fell into the water. This owl is smaller in size compared to a regular owl and is commonly found in India and other South-East Asian countries.
Mulloor was out for a walk with her dog when she spotted the bird and immediately called her friend Antony, a bird photographer, for help. The two took the bird to Jolly’s house where they first cut the kite’s string, then wiped the feathers with a towel and dried them using a hair dryer. In a few hours, the bird recovered and flew away.