Someday in life you will encounter a blinded squirrel with a single-serve cereal bowl stuck on its head and you will be confronted with a choice: Is today the day you will be a hero? Or is today the day you admit defeat, your life culminating in this moment, in which, definitively, you must come to terms with the fact that you are a zero?
On Tuesday, Joey Wolfe, a worker at a youth development center Omaha, made his choice. Joey Wolfe is a hero.
In the video above, you can see Wolfe, after a few starts and stops, carefully pluck the cereal bowl from the squirrel’s head, freeing it. He said afterward that he was merely trying to avoid tragedy.
“There were a couple of times he jumped out of the way of an oncoming car or truck,” Wolfe told the Omaha World-Herald. “It would have been really sad to come out later that day to see a squirrel with a cereal bowl on his head, dead in the street.”
Indeed, it would have. Instead, Wolfe, who originally thought the squirrel might have been wearing a hat, says he’s pleased to have done his part in an increasingly uncertain world.
“The last two weeks haven’t been the best for a lot of people,” he told the World-Herald. “Even if this is the smallest thing I can do to make things better, maybe it will brighten up someone else’s day a little bit.”