One day, Nick Allen was walking along the train tracks near his home when he noticed something strange. A squirrel was trapped in a gap between the railings of an isolated part of the line. No matter how hard he tries, he can’t get past the steel barrier in front of him. “I really wanted to help this little guy break through the barrier,” Alan says. I was a little cautious because I wasn’t sure it would be safe to touch him if I wanted to help him.”
The last thing he wanted to do was put more pressure on the squirrel if he touched it. Much to Alan’s surprise, the squirrel took the initiative. Without arguing, the squirrel climbed onto Alan’s leg, obviously looking for help.
Alan was amazed. “When he climbed on my leg, I thought he was joking,” Allen said. This wild creature crawled on me. I must have been dreaming or something.” But he was not dreaming. The squirrel decided to trust him.
The incredible traveler continued to cling to his leg as Allen continued on his way until he found a nice shady spot where the squirrel took refuge. The little one was no doubt grateful for the free ride to safety and understood that was his stop.
“He just jumped up and climbed all the way up the tree!” Ellen said. The life of the trapped squirrel had been saved. But the events of that day also gave Alan a sense of gratitude. “I felt this little guy needed help, and I threw myself at a random person and felt so pure and loving. I felt so familiar. He said, “It was so pure.” I know I’ve been in situations where I couldn’t get out without help, but I just needed a little push. Or, in this case, a leg.