Costume designer Romy McCloskey has been raising butterflies since she accidentally found a couple of caterpillars in her yard in October last fall. So when she found a three-days-old butterfly with broken wings, she couldn't help but think of a solution to help him. The butterfly had sustained an injury while pupating that left his wings damaged. A friend sent her video on how she could repair the little guy's wings and that's exactly what she did.
"I figured, since I do so much designing, cutting and putting together of costumes... I could give this a go. And I'm really glad I did!" she says on Facebook.
Her post, complete with seven pictures, details how she went about transplanting the wings of a butterfly that had died earlier onto this one.
Ms McCloskey used a tweezers, scissors, talc, contact cement and toothpick among other things to repair the butterfly's wings.
She secured the butterfly with a bent hanger to remove his damaged wings. "Don't worry, it doesn't hurt. It's like trimming hair or nails," she says on Facebook.
"We had a successful flight! A quick spin around the backyard, then a little rest on on of the bushes... then... 'like the down of a thistle '... off he flew! My heart soared with him, for sure!" she says on Facebook.
Take a look at Ms McCloskey's post below:
Her wonderful post has moved many on Facebook.
"The world needs more people like you," says one Facebook user. "I am speechless... you are the most wonderful human being that I have encountered in my life. God Bless you and your hands," says another. Click for more trending news