Dudaś is a one-of-a-kind squirrel, and his relationship with his human mother is captured in this beautiful documentary short from filmmaker Tom Krawczyk.
This one had me in tears, but not because any human or animal was harmed. Nope, this one had me ugly-crying because I love my pets, and I can’t imagine having to set them free eventually because it’s a wild animal with wild animal instincts. But that’s precisely what filmmaker Tom Krawczyk’s mother did.
During the 2020 pandemic, space was limited, and resources were capped for animal rescues, shelters, rehabilitation centers, etc. So when a baby squirrel was abandoned by its mother, and no facility could take it, Krawczyk’s mother decided to raise the critter herself. She named him Duduś. And what resulted was a beautiful, unconventional relationship.
In the New York Times documentary short below, Tom Krawczyk weaves the tale of his mother and her “favorite son,” her squirrel Dudaś. This is a must-watch documentary for any animal lover! (Again, if you’re like me, get those tissues handy!)