Herman The Flightless Pigeon Has Become Besties With Lundy The Chihuahua That Can’t Walk

Animals seem to know more about friendship than we humans do. They constantly show us that forming a close bond doesn’t require any prerequisites or have boundaries. We here at Awesome Inventions have shared many instances where unlikely pairs made the best pals, like the lynx and domestic cat duo over at Linengrad. But the story of Herman, the pigeon who can’t fly, and Lundy, the chihuahua who can’t walk, will absolutely melt your heart!

This adorable duo are currently roommates over at Mia Foundation in New York City. Mia Foundation is a non-profit organization that takes in disabled and injured animals. “Our main goal is to take in animals with birth defects. But people also bring us injured birds and squirrels sometimes”. Sue Rogers, its founder and owner, shared. So, that is why this cute little pigeon ended up at the foundation.

lundy and herman on their fluffy blanket
The Mia Foundation


Meet Herman, the pigeon who can’t fly

The pigeon was rescued from a car dealership over at Hilton, New York. He was rescued after it was realized that he had been sitting on the pavement for three days because he couldn’t fly. Unfortunately, wildlife experts said that he can’t be treated. Fortunately, as his rescuers prepared to put him down, Sue stepped in. Since then, he’s been under the watchful wing of Mia Foundation. He stays in his crib when he’s not going out on walks to stimulate his little legs. The pigeon had all the room to himself until Lundy arrived. But he semes to be more than happy to share his space with the pup.

lundy nuzzles up to herman
The Mia Foundation


Herman welcomed his new roomie with open wings

On the other hand, two-month-old Lundy was sent to Mia Foundation by his breeder from South Carolina because he suffers from “swimmer’s syndrome”. The syndrome hinders Lundy from being able to stand and walk like his littermates. His hind legs cannot support him. And Sue couldn’t have been more right when she roomed them together. The flightless pigeon’s reaction was priceless!

lundy cuddles up to herman
The Mia Foundation

The old timer immediately started nuzzling onto the newcomer. Their instant bond surprised Rogers, who shared that they’ve been inseparable since that fateful day. In fact, they both love spending time together, all snuggled up in their favorite fluffy blanket. Hopefully their positive interaction with one another will help them both overcome their obstacles. At the moment, Lundy only weighs a pound, so he’ll need a chair to help him train his legs. They may not be able to fly or walk, but these two have gone around the world in a matter of days! You can show your support for Mia Foundation by making a donation here.


This duo’s definitely melting hearts

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Watch them bond below