A Bumblebee Became a Teenager’s Companion After She Rescued the Insect

For ages a dog is the only animal to be labeled as “Man’s best friend” but now it’s time that we consider other creatures as human’s companion, too. A bumblebee turned out to be a loyal pet to a teenager who saved its life!

Thirteen-year-old Lacey Shillinglaw rescued a bumblebee while she was walking along with her dog. The poor bumblebee was lying restless on the road as it had a crumpled wing and Ms. Shillinglaw tried to keep it on a safer spot to protect the insect. Despite an hour’s attempt, it refused to leave her and crawled back to her.

A Bumble Bee Became a teenager’s Companion, After She Rescued It

Image: Laura Pashley/SWNS

Shillinglaw eventually took her new buzzy companion to her home and named it Betty. Betty, the buzzing mate has refused to leave her side ever since.

The creature follows her everywhere including the shops and even on a family trip to the bowling alley. Some shopkeepers were left in shock when they noticed Betty perching on her glasses for the very first time.

Shillinglaw is more than happy to have a friend like Betty as she really enjoys its company. She says;

Betty is totally amazing – I’ll remember this forever. I thought she would fly off on the first day but she just never did.

A Bumble Bee Became a teenager’s Companion, After She Rescued It

Image: Laura Pashley / SWNS

Apparently, the insect likes jammy dodgers along with sugar water, honey and strawberry jam. Shillinglaw also takes her bee into the garden to feast on flower nectar, but as soon as the teen goes back inside, Betty is right beside her.

As a matter of fact, Betty never stings anyone and Shillinglaw has complete faith in her. Their friendship seems formidable as it’s growing stronger with time.

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The fluffy mate usually rests on the back of the girl’s neck or inside her sleeves during the daytime, at night it rests inside a pot beside its friend’s table. According to Shillinglaw, Betty is more than just a pet to her and they share a pure and unique bond with each other.

What an adorable and inspirational friendship! Humankind could use more of such examples that will help us save endangered species, such as bees.

A Bumble Bee Became a teenager’s Companion, After She Rescued It

Image: Laura Pashley / SWNS

A Bumble Bee Became a teenager’s Companion, After She Rescued It

Image: Laura Pashley / SWNS

Via: Cornwall Live

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