As a general rule of thumb, it’s better not to interfere with nature and just let it be. But of course, that doesn’t mean that you should ignore a sweet animal in need, especially if it comes asking for your help. This thirsty armadillo flagged down a car in the middle of nowhere to ask for help, and it’s one of the sweetest moments we featured on Go Animals!
Clemson Matias de Oliveira drove down a rural road in the middle of nowhere with his buddy when they saw something that made them pull over. It was a tiny armadillo. The critter was standing upright on his back legs and looked as if he’s trying to signal the man to stop his car and help him.
Clemson knew that he couldn’t just turn a blind eye to the sweet, distressed armadillo, so he immediately pulled over. On top of it being a very hot day, the air was filled with smoke from a nearby bushfire.
The man grabbed the armadillo and took him to the side of the road, where he offered him much anticipated water. Just looking at the video, you can tell how thirsty the little armadillo was. Armadillos rarely come near humans and usually do everything to avoid them, which just goes to show how thirsty this one was.
The sweet armadillo clearly understood that the man was there to help him. He even followed the man around for a bit more after getting as much water as he could drink. A gesture that Clemson took as a sign of gratitude.
Clemson considered taking the little fella back home with him until the fires die down, but decided that it’s probably best to just leave him be. We agree with him, it’s ok to help a wild animal in need, but it’s important to remember that these animals belong in the wild.
Watch the moment the thirsty armadillo stops the man to ask for help and gets a drink and a brand new friend:
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H/T – The Dodo