My Best Day in Grad School

I had to change apartments between my first and second years of the program and my spouse came to the city I was living in to help me move. On the way down the stairs to load the truck, we saw that a cardinal had gotten in the stairwell and was frantically hitting against the window to get out. I got a towel and my spouse gently and loosely pinned the bird against the window within the towel. He held the bird firmly and took it down the stairs and out to set it free.