Animals, regardless of species, have a habit of appreciating kind gestures from humans, and this raccoon is no exception. Little Hands was discovered abandoned on the side of a major road when he was a tiny toddler.
He was transferred to many local rescue facilities and wildlife sanctuaries, but there were no openings due to overcrowding of animals in need.
Wildlife rehabilitator Nikki Robinson told The Dodo:
“When you ask what you should do with an orphaned raccoon, they say, ‘Leave it alone and let nature take its course,’ or ‘You may take it to the vet and they will have to euthanize it.’
Nikki’s heart hurt as she heard those words, but she was prepared to do anything she could to save the unfortunate raccoon.
Nikki generally works full-time, but her mother, Linda, has lots of time on her hands and promised to assist her with Little Hands.
Linda was an ideal fit because the cute creature needed to be bottle-fed five times a day and had 24-hour care. Linda hesitantly agreed to become Little Hands’ foster mother, knowing she would have no grandchildren from her daughter Nikki.
“She melted the first time she bottle-fed him and he gazed at her; she treated him extremely sweetly from the start since they want to be touched.” So he formed a relationship with him, despite the fact that he would return to nature.
The amiable Little Hands overcame all hurdles thanks to Linda’s care and commitment, and by the end of the summer, he was ready to return to his environment.
They gradually left the home, but returned to the porch or patio for protection until they found their way out. Linda regularly left food for him to ensure he was well nourished, but she hoped that one day the raccoon would stop returning.
Little Hands apparently had another plan in mind and continued to visit the family that had saved him every day to greet them. He constantly comes to tell you, he is really lovely and affectionate, and he hopes they will always offer him lots of caresses and embraces.
“My mother has a porch swing where she sits, and he would come over and basically crawl onto the swing to sit next to her, scratching his buttocks and chin.” He wanted to cuddle, eat, and then depart.
Little Hands has been living in the wild for three years, but he has returned to the home where he was raised to snuggle with his adoptive mother.
The cute raccoon appears to be eternally thankful to the woman who saved him and will never cease to visit her to express his gratitude.
Linda has taken in numerous orphaned and abandoned baby raccoons to aid them with their lives after her young adoptive son left home.
She’s turned into a genuine mother to them, and the best part is that all of the raccoons who have been released come back to see her.
“Every day she sits outside and waits, and even when they’re older, they come to see her, and she’s overjoyed.” She is also their mother, thus they adore her ».