Rob The Baby Palm Squirrel Is So Cute It Hurts

OMG so small.

1. This is Rob.

A man called Paul found him abandoned in a Sri Lankan car park when he was filming a BBC2 documentary.

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2. At first, Paul thought Rob was dead.

But then he saw Rob twitch.

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3. He tried to find Rob’s mum - or any sign of where he’d come from - but it didn’t work.

So Paul decided to nurse Rob back to health.

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4. Paul soon learned that Rob is a very snoozy squirrel.

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5. In fact, his favourite place is catch 40 winks is in Paul’s pocket.

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6. He really, really likes it there.

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7. But Rob can fall asleep pretty much anywhere. Like on this laptop.

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8. Or in this teacup.

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9. Or on this steering wheel.

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10. Rob hung out with Paul’s film crew throughout their entire run.

Although he mostly stayed in Paul’s pocket so that he could be fed regularly.

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11. But eventually Rob got stronger.

So he had a little stretch.

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12. And then he said goodbye to Paul.

Although Paul misses his squirrel friend, he knows Rob is better off in the wild.

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13. Bye bye, Rob.

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Find out more about Rob here and check out his Facebook page here.

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Tabatha Leggett is commissioning editor at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.
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