These kind-hearted farmers took matters into their own hands to save a paralyzed baby bunny and give him new life — and a rockin’ set of wheels.
Jason Ambrosino and his wife Sonja told ABC News they were doing a routine check of their farm in Amsterdam, N.Y. when they found the baby rabbit nearly frozen and not moving. The area had just gone through a cold spell, and the Ambrosinos initially thought the poor fella had passed away.
“But then we saw his nose twitch,” Ambrosino said. “My wife brought him to me, and I held him close to warm him up and breathed hot air on him. Slowly but surely, he began to get more animated.”
With the help of their friends who live and work on the farm, Christine Griffith and Charlie Parker, they nursed the week-old bunny back to health. But after noticing bite marks on his lower spine, they soon realized his back legs were paralyzed.
Despite not being able to move from the tummy down, the bunny still managed to scoot around the house using just his front legs and didn’t show any signs of pain or slowing down.
So Griffith took matters into her own hands, and with the help of a toy skateboard from the dollar store, gave the baby bunny a new way to get around. He immediately began gliding across the floors happily, stopping to give his caretakers kisses along the way. Naturally, they named the lucky guy “Wheelz.”
It’s a truly heartwarming story, and the video is as precious as it sounds. It has nearly 25 million views since being uploading to the farm’s Facebook page two weeks ago.
Best of all, the farmers believe Wheelz’ story could resonate with others, especially youngsters with disabilities, so they plan on adapting his story into a children’s book.