Lifestyle Pets Gisele Bündchen and Her Kids Save Baby Hummingbird from Nearly Being Swept to Sea: 'Magical Day' "The children and I will never forget the magical day we spent with a little angel in a shape of a hummingbird," the supermodel said By Janine Henni Janine Henni Twitter Janine Henni is a Royals Staff Writer for PEOPLE Digital, covering modern monarchies and the world's most famous families. Like Queen Elizabeth, she loves horses and a great tiara moment. People Editorial Guidelines Published on June 16, 2021 08:01 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Gisele Bundchen Instagram Gisele Bündchen: model and animal rescuer! On Tuesday, the 40-year-old supermodel revealed on Instagram that she and her kids saved a baby hummingbird from being swept out to sea, caring for the animal's injury before taking it to a bird sanctuary. "Look who I found at the seashore, with an injured wing, and on the verge of being pulled out to sea--a baby hummingbird! We researched what he could eat, fed him four times an hour all day long, and finally took him to a bird sanctuary where he got the best possible care," Bündchen captioned her post. "Two days later, he took off flying!" In a six-part carousel of images, she shared photos of the baby bird, herself, son Benjamin, 11½, and daughter Vivian, 8½. The model's husband Tom Brady also shares son John, 13½, with ex Bridget Moynahan. Gisele Bündchen Snuggles Up to Husband Tom Brady in Romantic Sunset Photo: 'My Forever Valentine' Gisele Bundchen Instagram In the touching tribute, Bündchen delicately held and fed the hummingbird, cradling it in her hand for Benjamin to take a closer look. Vivian also held the bird close on her own, and the kids watched on as their mom – an vocal environmental activist – cared for it. Reflecting on the surprise encounter, the Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life author said she was glad they were able to do their part to get the bird back where he belonged. Gisele Bundchen Instagram Gisele Bündchen Says She Feels 'Better at 40 Than I Felt at 30' "I can't explain the love I felt taking care of this very special being," she wrote. "I feel so blessed to have had this experience, the children and I will never forget the magical day we spent with a little angel in a shape of a hummingbird #love #magicday ❤️❤️❤️." A love of animals runs in Bündchen's famous family. Two weeks ago, she posted a photo of her daughter sleeping in bed with two of the family dogs snuggled up beside her. "I just can't with them! How I found my little girls in the morning! ❤️❤️❤️" she said of the sweet snap.