Woman Performs Surgery On A Butterfly With A Broken Wing, Restores Our Faith In Humanity

As complicated and careless we humans are, there is no denying the fact that we are compassionate and capable of nurturing like no other species can. We’ve heard of people raising a variety of animals, birds, reptiles and insects as pets, dogs and cats being the most favourite pets of all times. Almost every time, these beings comprehend our love and return it in whichever way they can.

Remember this little penguin who travels 5000 miles every year to meet his Brazilian human friend who nursed him back to life once upon a time?

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It’s amazing what a simple act of kindness can do.

Romy McCloskey, a costume designer by profession, took to raising and releasing butterflies while they are pupating.

While we we out today '2 of Ten', '3 of Ten' and '5 of Ten' were born and have joined their brothers ( 1 and 4 and our…

Posted by Romy McCloskey on Saturday, January 6, 2018

Recently, one of the butterflies she was nurturing was born with a broken upper and mid wing owing an injury caused while pupating. It almost broke my heart to see something so beautiful yet broken.

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Been raising butterflies for quite some time now, Romy is an expert at it and decided to give this little boy a shot at life. Grateful to her friend who shared a butterfly surgery video, Romy resolved to operate on her little one herself.

Since she is a costume designer, she had the tools at her disposal, which included an extra butterfly wing too. She had a spare one from one her butterflies passing away just a couple days ago.

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She carefully held the butterfly in place and used her steady hands to first trim the damaged wings and then attach the extra one she had saved. For those of you thinking ‘trimming’ the broken wings would have caused it pains, she explained,

“Don’t worry, it doesn’t hurt them. It’s like cutting hair or trimming fingernails.”

In other words, they do not have pain receptors in the wings. *whew*

Finally, the little guy was all set after the surgery and the recovery thereof. Romy took him outside, unsure of the results of her efforts. To her utter surprise and joy, he took a successful flight! And off he went.

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This morning, I saw a young man feeding stray dogs with a priceless, satisfied smile on his face. And now when I saw this, it warmed my heart to see that humanity still exists. This kind of reassurance helps keep the faith in our race amidst all the terror news we keep hearing about, don’t you think?