By Arré Bench Aug. 14, 2020
Crown Prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum stopped using his Mercedes after he noticed a bird’s nest on it. That’s a royal gesture of kindness.
Over the past months we’ve been presented with stories of animal cruelty, making us lose our faith in humanity little by little. But it’s the smallest acts of kindness that help heal our hearts and give us hope. Such is the story of the Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who stopped using his car after noticing a bird’s nest on it.
Earlier this month, a couple of birds built a nest on the bonnet of the crown prince’s luxurious Mercedes-AMG G63 SUV. Instead of shooing them off, the crown prince decided to keep the SUV off the road, lending them a home temporarily.
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On Wednesday, the crown prince took to his Instagram to share a heartwarming video of the birds, leaving us a timely reminder that “sometimes the little things in life are more than enough.” Shot from afar, the time-lapse provides a quick glimpse into the beginning of a new life as the eggs hatched into little chicks. The sweet video ends with the shot of the mama bird perched atop the bonnet feeding her babies.