Debbie the cockatoo was rescued on Tuesday night from the terrifying winds of a category four tropical cyclone in far north Queensland, Australia.
People were devastated by photos that showed the soaked cockatoo with feathers missing and huddled in a blanket, shortly after being brought inside from the treacherous conditions.
Celebrity vet Chris Brown wrote on Facebook about the sulfur-crested cockatoo on Tuesday night, confirming the little battler was alive and resting in a hotel room with Alix Sweeney, the photographer who found Debbie under fallen branches in a state of shock.
On Wednesday morning Townsville locals woke to the cockatoo on the front page of the newspaper. It was confirmed that she had survived the night.
Debbie's rescuer and Townsville Bulletin photographer Alix Sweeney looked after the distraught cockatoo overnight.
People on Facebook praised Sweeney, thanking her for looking after the cockatoo and wishing Debbie well.
There was also a small movement to name the rescued cockatoo "Feathers McFuck".
Sweeney kept Debbie the cockatoo warm overnight by wrapping her in a towel.
"After having a bit of a rest he seems really active now," she told the Townsville Bulletin.
BuzzFeed News has contacted Sweeney for comment.
Brad Esposito is a news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney, Australia.
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