Students at a university in the Guizhou city of Bije returned to school recently to find four new roommates had moved in.
While they were away for five months because of Spring Festival break and the coronavirus lockdown, a bird had built its nest inside a cabinet on one dorm room’s balcony.
Footage from one student’s cell phone shows the four birds cheeping from inside the cabinet, waiting for their mama to return.
After taking the video, the students stopped bothering the birds and even left some nuts out on the balcony for them to eat.
A few days later, the little birds had grown up and flown away.
In April, a man returned to his apartment in Wuhan for the first time in months to also find a significant change with his houseplants growing all over the walls.