My OH has a soft spot for all animals. When we lived in town he would puts them all in a bucket and take them off for a walk with the dog and release them by the railway....
My grandson (two and a half) gives them water and leaves to eat! But then he tries to stroke bees as well
"The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it." Sir Terry Pratchett