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Kind-hearted taxi driver stops his car to carry jaywalking pigeon onto the sidewalk in Toronto


‘Not all heroes wear capes’: Kind-hearted taxi driver stops his car to carry jaywalking pigeon onto the sidewalk in Toronto

  • The pigeon was sat in the middle of a main road at a junction in Toronto, Canada 
  • Taxi pulls up behind the pigeon after it refused to move from the middle of road
  •  Marlene Aidos, 31, from Portugal, captured heartwarming gesture on camera

This is the heartwarming moment a taxi driver stops his car to rescue a pigeon from the middle of a busy street in a ‘random act of kindness.’ 

The video shows a pigeon standing in the middle of Bay Street in the Yorkville area of Toronto, Canada.  

A passerby filmed the taxi pull up behind the pigeon which refused to move out of the way. 

The video shows a pigeon standing in the middle of Bay Street in the Yorkville area of Toronto

The video shows a pigeon standing in the middle of Bay Street in the Yorkville area of Toronto

Marlene Aidos, 31, filmed the encounter on her way to work on November 18. 

Marlene, a brow and makeup artist, is overheard in the video laughing at the stubborn pigeon, saying: ‘He is proper not moving.’ 

The orange taxi starts to move around the bird, before the driver stops the car.

He gets out and slowly approaches the pigeon. 

The taxi driver slows down for the pigeon in the road

The driver slowly approaches the bird

The taxi driver slows down for the pigeon in the road (left) before slowly approaching the bird

Suddenly the driver stops the car and gets out of the vehicle before slowly approaching the pigeon

Suddenly the driver stops the car and gets out of the vehicle before slowly approaching the pigeon

The taxi driver then scoops up the pigeon and walks across two lanes to put the bird safely on the sidewalk, before calmly returning to his car. 

Marlene exclaims: ‘Oh my God – not all heroes wear capes guys! 

‘Aw – random act of kindness. Hello Mr Pigeon! Happy to be alive today? Great!’

Speaking about the sweet display, she added: ‘The pigeon was flying and had just descended as the taxi driver approached the traffic lights. 

‘I thought initially the driver was just going to go around the pigeon as it didn’t move.

‘But not only did he get out of the car and didn’t “shoo” it, he actually picked it up and brought it to safety on the sidewalk – a true gesture of kindness that led the people around observing this situation to call him a hero! 

‘Once at the sidewalk the pigeon just calmly walked back and forward for a bit and it did not appear to be injured.’ 

The taxi driver then scoops up the pigeon and walks across two lanes to safely put the pigeon on the sidewalk before calmly returning to his car.

The taxi driver then scoops up the pigeon and walks across two lanes to safely put the pigeon on the sidewalk before calmly returning to his car.

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