In life, there are sometimes those moments that make you want to go, “What in the world just happened?” These rare occurrences always seem so unreal that we begin to ask ourselves if the things we are experiencing are actually happening.

This was probably how police officers Jeremy Halek and Tony Weeks must have felt when they had an unusual encounter with 19-year-old Chris Felix one day, while they were driving by the outskirts of Minneapolis. Seeing Chris’ car pulled over and suspecting that there might be something wrong, the police officers decided to see if they could help, not knowing that they were about to witness an extraordinary moment!

Chris, a teen who works at the Subaru dealership in town, pulled his car over the side of the road to tend to a squirrel. Yes, you read it right. A Squirrel who badly needed medical attention. The teen was trying to revive a squirrel that was accidentally hit by his car when officers Halek and Weeks passed by his location.

The two men were worried that Chris was in an accident and went to check on him when they saw that he was actually sitting on the sidewalk doing his best to revive the little creature thru CPR. According to the teenage boy, the squirrel looked like it was not breathing and so he did what he thought was necessary given the situation at hand.

Officers Halek and Weeks gaped in wonder and utter surprise, because let’s face it, how often to you come across someone giving CPR to a squirrel? When they asked Chris why he did it, he told CBS Sunday Morning:

“It didn’t look like he had any life, you know? It doesn’t matter if it’s a little life or a big life. Life is life.”

A minute after giving him CPR the little critter still wasn’t showing any signs of life. The two police officers felt sad for Chris who gave it his best to save it. And then, to their pleasant surprise, the squirrel suddenly darted away, looking like it recovered from the unfortunate incident.

After the curious event, police officers Halek and Weeks stated that if they had not see the actual happenings unfold before their eyes, they probably would never have believed that it really took place. Sometimes, you just have to take life as you see it and this is one great example of just how compassionate a people can be towards all walks of life. As expected, Chris is planning to pursue medicine and this might just be the perfect profession for a person as compassionate and caring as him.

You better not miss this extraordinary story. It might just be what you need to feel inspired today.