Drunk dude puts injured bird in an Uber because he couldn't drive it to safety

When you’ve downed a few drinks, Uber’s pretty much your best friend.

But one man who came across an unusual find on a night out, wasn’t calling it for himself.

Tim Crawley and his pals found an injured bird that was dehydrated and unable to fly. Too drunk to drive, they called the cheap and cheerful taxi service to help.

And the quick-thinking friends were able to save the baby Lesser Goldfinch.

The bird, later named Petey, was driven to safety to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah (WRCNU), U.S.

And Petey rode alone. We wonder what rating he gave the driver.

Tim told news channel Fox 13 that they weren’t seriously considering sending the bird alone to a local rescue at first.

‘At first, it was a joke, like, ‘”hey, maybe we should just call Uber!” Then we were like, “No, really. Why not? We’re paying them”.’

Christy Guynn was the driver on-call and she had some doubts at first but eventually obliged.

She told the channel: ‘I got there and there are three or four guys standing out in the yard and they’re holding beers,’ she said.

‘And I’m like, “oh no. These guys are going to get in my car and I hope they know they can’t bring their beer”.’

The WRCNU rescuers shared the story on their Facebook page, telling followers about the ‘unbelievable’ story.

‘What do you do when you find a sick, injured or orphaned wild animal, but you’ve “had a few too many?”,’ they wrote.

‘Well, this rescuer called an Uber driver!

‘Seriously, this little orphaned Lesser Goldfinch was the sole occupant of an Uber vehicle for a ride to WRCNU yesterday.

‘While we feel we’ve seen it all and can’t be amazed by anything, there is always someone out there to prove us wrong.’

They ended the message, thanking the heroes for their speedy actions.

‘Thank you to the rescuer who helped this little one get the care it needed in a timely manner and thank you for keeping yourself safe and others on the road safe as well!’

That’s what you call drinking responsibly.

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