For animal lovers, it goes without saying that all lives matter, regardless of how helpless they may appear to be. However, despite the fact that it is clear to many, others just display apathy and insensitivity to an animal’s pain.
But now, a Facebook video that has gone viral demonstrates the exact opposite, renewing our confidence in people fully.
It was the selfless, unselfish deed of an unnamed young man who did not think twice to act when he observed a helpless, injured opossum in the middle of the roadway.
He knew that no one else would try to save her when he saw her fully defenseless and stuck in the mud because of the recent relentless rains. If he didn’t act to alter her fate, certain death was in store for him.
The young man approaches the injured animal instinctively, without giving it any consideration, and does not hesitate to remove his shirt to wrap it up, as shown in the video. a kind act that touched the hearts of millions of people all across the world.
He held her in his arms when the water was still gushing after the city’s biggest downpour that day. He took great care not to startle her and to prevent the small animal from attacking in case she felt endangered.
Amazingly, the opossum did not challenge him since she recognized that he was there to assist her. Instead, she exhaled in relief realizing that her life was now secure.
The child and his pals, who were with him when the video was recorded, observed the marsupial trying in vain to dig itself out of the muck. When this happened, one of them responded without pausing to consider, not caring about the rain or getting his shirt muddy or anything else.