The Burning Platform – Enormous condor returns to thank man who saved him years before as rescue creates unique bond between unlikely pair
A condor has struck up an unusual friendship with a man who saved the huge creature’s life.
The man nursed the condor back to health after it reportedly fell from a nest as a baby.
And the condor clearly didn’t forget his rescuer, as video footage shows the pair greeting each other with hugs and one big warm embrace, after the condor returned.
After being rescued, the condor – the largest bird in North America – was then able to learn how to fly and return to normal life.
In the video the condor flaps its wings before appearing to move in for an embrace with the man.
Despite their differences, the pair appear completely at ease in each other’s company.
It is not unusual for the condor to fly back and visit its rescuer, and according to locals the bird is said to return to visit the man fairly frequently.