How wonderful! How fabulous! How very human! In Austin, individual volunteers are taking care of baby red-tailed hawks that fall from their parents' window-ledge aeries. In Africa, people dedicate their lives to caring for orphaned baby elephants. Across the world, families take in the cubs of lions and tigers and bears.
Human beings are the caring species, the ones who turned wolves into pet dogs, the ones who now gather to push a beached whale back into the ocean, the ones who will spend millions trying to preserve every sight variation of newt, frog, and lizard.
So can't we then find it in ourselves to be kinder to each other?