A touching video of a Cardinal bird visiting a grieving family is being called “a miracle” after the family revealed that their grandmother told them she would send one as a sign after she passed away.
Angela Abbott Patteson posted the sweet video of their family’s reaction to the bird, and the bird’s peculiar but welcome visit. In it, a red cardinal lands on the the shoulder of one woman’s shoulder and refuses to leave. Even when shooed away, the bird returns to perch on her shoulder.
Patteson shared the video on Facebook and gave some context as to why the bird’s presence was so emotional for everyone:
“This is amazing- so as many know my husband’s grandmother Dorothy Booth passed into glory two weeks ago.. (she was 97).”
“For the past few years my mother-in-law Debbie and her sister Jeanne have talked to Grandma and on several occasions asked her (when it was her time to leave this world) send them a sign once she was in heaven, and they specifically asked that a cardinal would be involved.”
“Aunt Jeanne also prayed that the Lord would do it in such a way that they would never have thought of. Well, God answered that prayer yesterday, (the day after grandmas memorial service, and hours after they had been talking about that very prayer) while they were playing grandmas favorite card game, “Canasta”!!!
“They heard something at the kitchen window and my father-in-law Brian went out to check. A cardinal was there and he was able to bring it inside. For 10 min they held and pet it, then they decided to go outside to release it. Following is a short video clip of this amazing experience and what happens next! (The bird flew away 10 min later) You must watch!”
Since posting the video, it’s received millions of views and the family is overwhelmed by all the positive responses to their “cardinal miracle”. Patteson wrote, “How awesome that this amazing story has touched so many and gone viral!”
It is amazing and beautiful to see and a sure sign that we are connected to all living things in mysterious and wondrous ways.