Heartwarming pictures show an injured and sick owl hugging the man who helped nurse her back to health.

Wild at Heart Rescue Founder and Director Missy Dubuisson told FoxNews.com that the great horned owl, dubbed GiGi, was brought to the center in late May.

The bird was suffering from a severe concussion, a crop infection, possibly caused by eating rotten food, as well as a respiratory infection.

The wonderful photos show Gigi hugging Douglas Pojecky, a U.S. Navy veteran who is the center s main caregiver for birds of prey.

In one photo the caregiver is seen calming the bird.

The owl is great, she s back in the woods, Dubuisson added.

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