1. Jeff Longo saw a tiny ball of fluff on a sizzling street in the intense Florida heat. He had no idea what this bizarre creature was, but he knew the unrelenting sunshine would take its toll if he didn’t intervene.

A tiny baby creature crouching into a ball on its keeper’s hand. The tiny creature was trying to protect itself from the harmful rays of the sun.

2. The baby was just over an inch in length and was clearly “half-dead.” Jeff decided to nurse the poor baby back to health, despite having no experience of rearing animals.

Tiny baby creature cuddling over Jeff’s hand. Jeff nursed it back to health after finding the creature almost half-dead.

3. Jeff took the helpless baby home, christened it Biscuits and began to hand-rear her by himself.

Baby creature sleeping soundly over Jeff’s hand. It now looks bigger than when Jeff first saw it. Jeff Christened him “Biscuits”.

4. Without the slightest inkling of which species Biscuits belonged to, Jeff made sure that the first order of the day was to give the adorable and tiny creature some major TLC.

Baby Biscuits crawling over Jeff’s thigh. It can now open its eyes and explore the outside world.

5. To raise Biscuits better, Jeff went to Reddit for help. However, most of the responses were that there was no way he’d manage to raise Biscuits on his own.

Baby Biscuits staring at Jeff. It seem to acknowledge Jeff as its parent or mother.

6. Undeterred, Jeff didn’t stop his research online and eventually discovered the answer he was looking for.

Jeff carries Biscuits on his hands. Its cute big eyes stares blankly into the space while feeling secured in Jeff’s care.

7. It turned out that Biscuits was a southern flying squirrel, a species of squirrel that usually resides in forests and woods which survives on nuts, seeds, fruits, insects as well as eggs and birds.

Biscuits the flying squirrel eating nuts inside his cage. He’s adapted so well to his new home he’s grown into a healthy squirrel.

8. The gliding rodents tend to stay with their mothers until they are at least two months old. Biscuits had somehow been separated from her family, then, Jeff got the chance to fill her mother’s shoes.

Biscuits enjoying bath time. He closes his eyes while Jeff applies soap and shampoo on biscuits fur and rinse it with water.

9. For two months, Jeff bottle-fed her with a mixture of puppy formula and heavy cream. He took Biscuits with him everywhere, even to work.

Biscuits enjoying a bottle of liquid food Jeff has prepared for him. He sucks at the nipples as though it were his real mother’s.

10. As time flew by, Biscuits grew bigger and stronger and eventually became a healthy adult squirrel. Biscuits gained not only the gift of life, but also a brand new family.

Biscuits looking cute while crawling inside Jeff’s blanket. This little fellow enjoys the comfort of home with Jeff.

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11. Apart from her surrogate mother, Biscuits also gained some four-legged friends – Jeff’s dogs. But he had to watch them so they didn’t accidentally squish her.

Biscuits looking cute while sleeping on Jeff’s bed with Jeff’s hand supporting him. Jeff’s dog looks at biscuit with very adorable eyes – a gesture of compassion for his little friend.

12. Hand-reared from such an early age, Biscuits was unlikely to return to the wild. However, she found plenty of things to jump back and forth on in her new home, excitedly and chirpy.

Biscuits crawling under Jeff’s sleeve. Like a child clinging on to its parent, Biscuits has gotten used to clinging to Jeff wherever he goes.

13. Though all has run smoothly on the whole, Jeff once thought he’d lost little Biscuits. “When she first started becoming mobile, she escaped… I found her in the bathtub in the morning,” he revealed.

Biscuits wrapped with comfortable fabric and staying warm inside his cage. Jeff feeds him with food and Biscuits munches it without hesitation.

14. Despite her naughty nature, Jeff is smitten with his “little fluffball.””She has semi-free reign of the house when I’m available to supervise. She is super friendly to people and not afraid of animals.”

Biscuits taking a selfie with Jeff. Like a good pet, he settles comfortably on Jeff’s shoulders while staring at the camera.

15. Biscuits seems to have certainly made herself at home. She often inhabits Jeff’s top pocket – her favorite spot. The two can expect to have a long and happy life together.

Biscuits drinking his favorite food inside his favorite spot – Jeff’s pocket. It looks like he’d be staying with Jeff for a long time.

16. After Biscuits was nursed back to full health, Jeff returned to Reddit to prove his doubters wrong. He even posted an array of Biscuit’s photos, showing off his parenting skills.

Biscuits and his hat. Jeff made an origami hat for his cute pet. Just like any loving parent, Jeff plays with his pet and enjoys some quality time with him.

17. Jeff’s triumphant photos had many Reddit users eating their words. They got excited about Biscuit’s sheer cuteness and gave Jeff a pat on the back for his amazing achievements.

Jeff holding Biscuits gently in his hands. Biscuits is grown up now but still as cute as ever.

18. “From now on it is my life’s ambition to have an adorable animal living in my shirt pocket,” one user wrote. It might catch on.

Biscuits peering out from Jeff’s pocket. What was once a half-dead baby creature is now Jeff’s constant partner. The two are inseparable.

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