After Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, a student – identified only as Michelle H. – set out to save one bird. But eventually, her dorm room became the temporary home of up to 90 birds injured in the storm. Michelle, who lives in Rio Piedras, waited until the storm calmed a little and along with her friends, collected the many birds who were in danger. “75 percent of them were tired and injured,” she wrote on Twitter. “The rest were perfectly fine but couldn’t go anywhere because of the winds. Most of them were [on] the floor.”
Michelle and her friends then wrapped the birds up in blankets to keep them safe and warm until the storm passed. When the storm passed, she released them back outside.
Her story quickly became viral, and people began likening her to Snow White and praising her for taking care of these birds. Check out her story below: