Three years ago, Jeff Longo was minding his own business while walking down the sidewalk one day when he suddenly stopped.
There in front of him lay a teeny-tiny baby animal clearly in bad shape.
He had no idea what this tiny creature even was, but Jeff knew its future would be grim if he didn’t intervene.
So he scooped it up, took it home, and went online to see if he could identify and learn to care for it.
As it turned out, the animal — a female that Jeff had started calling Biscuits — was a southern flying squirrel, a nocturnal creature native to the forests of the Eastern U.S.
He researched the best ways to care for her, and soon started bottle-feeding her a mixture of puppy formula and heavy cream.
Caring for a wild animal comes with its own set of unique challenges, but because of traffic and predatory pets like cats, orphaned squirrels are not an uncommon occurrence.
But luckily, humans like Jeff are around to help out, and one vet even managed to rescue an entire family of orphaned baby squirrels.
Check out Jeff and Biscuits’ amazing story below, and see how one tiny squirrel can be a huge friend.