Were that it were only true in real life. If you read this beautiful story and picture it as an allegory, maybe you will get teary-eyed as well.
If only the beautiful bald eagle could really soar once again, freed from its chains.
"Brothers Michael and Neil Fletcher of Sudbury, Ontario, were hunting in the Canadian woods on Tuesday when they came across a bald eagle caught in a hunter’s trap."
“It was attached to a stake and the eagle was trying to fly up, but it only had a foot of slack in the chain,” Michael told the Sudbury Star newspaper. He then took off his hoodie and draped it over the bird while they set about releasing the trap."
“Me and my brother just kind of held onto it, and it calmed down,” he said.
“When you see the eyes close up, they’re really amazing.”