A redditor’s wife found an injured squirrel lying on the road and decided to save him. The redditor carefree_dude suggests that the squirrel could have been hit by a car because he was twitching when found.
The squirrel was taken to a wildlife rehabilitation center and became better after six days of treatment and medicine. Even though he’s unlikely to be able to live in the wild on his own again, the couple adopted him. "Mitten" now lives in their Christmas tree.