After mowing his lawn, Mike Franzman noticed something strange: a baby robin had fallen from its nest onto the grass. Franzman realized that this bird was too young to stay warm, fly, or get food on its own, so he took the bird under his wing to help it survive until it was able to fend for itself. He fed the bird softened cat food and berries, kept it warm in a basket, and walked the bird on his lawn so that it could get used to being outdoors.

The next day, something incredible happened. Another baby robin showed up on his lawn and Franzman became the new caretaker for two baby birds. He documented their progress in perching, flying, and other activities that would allow them to make it on their own in the world. As each day passed, the birds got stronger and braver. The progress is incredible to watch.

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