A Siberian boy has formed a touching friendship with a wild sparrow after nursing it back to health.
Vadim Veligurov, 12, from the town of Dudinka, the administrative capital of the Taymyr Peninsula in northern Russia, found abandoned Abi just after she hatched.
He brought the lost female baby bird to his grandmother’s house in Minusinsk, some 264 miles south of Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, where he was spending the summer vacation.
He fed and nurtured the little bird but when the sad day came to set it free, Abi decided to stay with the boy instead of fly away.
The pair are now inseperable.
Abi now spends most of her time with Vadim, who treats the bird as his friend and plans to take it with him when he returns to his native town.
She will happily sit on the boy’s shoulder and is completely comfortable eating out of his hands, reports Radio Sarajevo.
hatch：動詞，孵化、制定。例句：No one knows how the new plan will hatch out.（沒人知道新方案如何制定出來。）
inseperable：形容詞，不可分的、形影不離的。例句：The three gilrs are inseperable.（這三個女孩常形影不離。）
treat （someone） as （something）：片語，對待（某人）有如…。例句：He treats his sister as a stranger.（他與他姊姊形同陌路。）