It is human and animal instinct for self-preservation. As is often the case in nature, the youngest and weakest are unfortunately left behind (survival of the fittest).
When a mama doe was passing near Darius’ home, he noticed that one of her two babies was limping and was soon left behind. The little one seemed to have a problem with her leg and couldn’t walk properly. The mama doe knew her little one was being left behind, but she couldn’t put her other baby at risk and decided to keep moving to keep her second baby safe.
Darius didn’t want the baby fawn to be eaten by predators, so he brought the little one into his home and introduced the fawn to his cats and dogs. They all got along really well and seemed to accept the newcomer into their fold easily.
Darius devised a makeshift brace for the doe’s leg from an oatmeal box, and this helped the little one grow stronger, and he noticed the fawn walking better after a few days. When he saw how much the fawn improved, he started looking out for its mother.
Hoping for a happy reunion, he searched high and low, but couldn’t find the mother. However, when he was away for a few days, the mother came in search of her lost child, and the two became a family again.
Darius was glad this happened in his absence as the fawn had grown attached to him. He still sees them running around in the summer and is glad that the fawn is back in her natural family and habitat. Darius’ kindness provided the fawn with the time and healing she needed to go back to her family.