On Monday, officer James Givens was on his patrol in a parking lot when a distressed goose approached him and wouldn’t leave him alone. “This goose came up and started pecking on the side of the car,” Givens told The Dodo. “I threw some food out for her, but she didn’t take it. She just kept pecking and quacking.” The goose kept looking at Givens so he decided to follow her.
“She led me about 100 yards away to this grassy area near a creek. That’s when I saw one of her babies all tangled up in some string from a balloon. His little feet were kicking,” said Givens. “She led me straight to him.”
Givens’s colleague officer Cecilia Charron, from the Cincinnati Police Department, volunteered to help with the trapped gosling and untangled the baby. “The mother goose just watched, like she knew,” said Givens. Once free, the gosling was reunited with his mother. “I hope it might inspire more compassion in other people,” Givens added.