A bird in the hand is worth two in the parking lot.

You never know when the opportunity will arise to be a hero. YouTube user Patrick Smith clearly had no idea that it would happen while he was taking a smoke break in an empty parking lot. The important thing, however, is that he didn't back down from his destiny.

In case you're curious, Smith identifies the bird as a killdeer. If you already knew that, well done.

Sources: Patrick Smith