When Rahul Sharma peered over his second-floor terrace one morning, he didn’t expect to see a helpless baby squirrel lying on his doorstep. Though in awe, he knew he had to act fast if he was going to save this animal.

Luckily, his immediate action and quick thinking mustered up a creative way to save the poor thing. As he nursed it back to health, however, something else unexpected happened for both him and the squirrel…

For animal lovers, there’s rarely any doubt as to what to do if you encounter an injured animal: you have to help! Of course, it’s also not always easy to know what your next steps should be during such an intense moment.