As snow storms shut most of Ireland on Friday and forced Britain to call in the army to battle some of the worst weather seen in nearly 30 years, Dublin's Airport Police sprung into action to save a cute victim of the storm.
A baby hare was spotted shivering the cold and rescued by airport officers, saving the animal's life. Dublin Airport posted a video of the rescue on Twitter.
A special rescue this morning by one of our Airport Police. This little fella was taken to safety & given food and heat. We’re happy to report he’s safe and well. #BeastFromTheEast #Snow #BabyRabbit pic.twitter.com/uyP78y5BOH— Dublin Airport (@DublinAirport) March 3, 2018
A blast of Siberian weather dubbed "the beast from the east" has battered southern Britain and Ireland and blocked roads, grounded planes and stopped trains.
Storm Emma has seen at least 24,000 homes and businesses in Ireland were left without power, the stock exchange was shut, all schools were closed and transport ground to a halt with all flights cancelled from Dublin airport.
The baby hare has, appropriately, been named Emma and is recovering in the home of the officer who found her.
@DublinAirport UPDATE: After dad rescuing the hare, we have her at home in safe hands and called her EMMA ❄️ hopefully she’s a little fighter & will strengthen so we can release her back into the wild- her home✨— L.McC (@mccaheyleahhxo) March 3, 2018
Follow my Instagram : leahmccaheymakeup for updates on Emma pic.twitter.com/H2kHPLh9Sx
The video of Emma's rescue has gone viral across Twitter, with close to 10,000 retweets and 30,000 likes.