Back in 2017, Christopher Vane did something special to honor his late mother. He opened up a sanctuary for farm animals where they could live out the rest of their days in comfort. Since then, more than 150 creatures have found their way to him, and it’s saved their lives.
A Shared Love
Christopher has always had a deep love for animals, partly because his mom was so passionate about them herself. For the longest time, he wanted to do something to help, which is how Little Bear Sanctuary came to exist. It was sad for Vane to lose his mom just a few months before the place opened, but he knew she’d be proud of him. After all, he was giving back to the animals that both of them loved so much.
A Second Chance
The sanctuary is home to a number of different species, including sheep, cows, goats, and even a tortoise. Around half of its inhabitants are pigs, including Willy, the sanctuary’s very first resident. The majority of the animals here were destined for slaughter, but thankfully, Christopher gave them a second chance of life. Now, while they might still be scarred by their traumatic pasts, at least they have an opportunity to be happy.
Money Vs. Happiness
Although the sanctuary doesn’t make any money, Vane isn’t bothered by the lack of income. Going outside and seeing his animals free to roam the 30-acre property gives him all the satisfaction he needs. Of course, if he wants to keep opening the sanctuary’s doors to new inhabitants, he does need some money coming in. That’s why he set up a GoFundMe so that anyone who wants to help out with the expansion project can do their bit. So far, $15,000 of the $55,000 goal has been raised.
It’s nice to see these farm animals getting another shot at happiness. We’re so grateful for what Christopher’s doing.
Someone Is Feeding The Homeless Dressed As Batman
Almost everyone has been hit hard by the worldwide crisis this year. That includes the homeless, who were already struggling with surviving on the streets. Thankfully, a good samaritan in Chile has been looking out for some of them, and he’s been doing it dressed as Batman.
Hungry And Forgotten
It’s not easy trying to stay alive when you’re homeless. Every day can be a real struggle when you’ve no assurance of food to eat or somewhere safe to sleep. That’s only been made worse by the 2020 crisis, with companies shutting up shop and people forced to stay indoors. The help from others that the homeless often rely on hasn’t been so prominent this year. Thankfully, one masked stranger has been determined not to let the people on the streets be forgotten about.
Feeding The Homeless
He began walking the streets of Santiago with dozens of plates of hot food, dispersing them to those who needed it most. It was a small act of kindness and one that he’s repeated regularly since he started. With unemployment in Chile now around 12%, there are plenty of people that could use some help. Of course, this unnamed man is but one person, so there’s only so much he can do.
The Work Of Batman
What sets this guy aside from everyone else helping the homeless is the fact that he does his good deeds dressed as Batman. This is apparently his way of trying to cheer people up and unite them during a terrible time. Given that Batman is known for saving civilians, the superhero costume makes sense. We just have to wonder who it actually is that’s hidden behind the mask.
This anonymous hero is apparently hopeful that more people will start paying attention to the homeless, whether that be giving them some food, shelter, or just a bit of encouragement. Fingers crossed that others begin following in his footsteps.