If you saw another person in distress, would you help? Most people would likely respond with a “yes.” But change the scenario: if you saw an innocent animal in help — even a frightened, thrashing impala, would you still take time to assist? It’s impossible to know until the moment arrives. But fortunately for an impala at the Zimbabwe National Park, a heroic man nearby wasn’t about to let her die.
GoodNewsNetwork reports that after the impala apparently fell in the mud, it unsuccessfully tried to free itself from the muck. Escape attempt after escape attempt, it failed however. Exhausted from the efforts, it was close to drowning. Then, she was spotted by the right man.
The intelligent individual took a moment to tie a safety rope around his waist. Then, he crawled toward the frightened animal. As soon as he reached the impala, the man tied the rope around it legs. He then told his friends to pull them both to safety.
When the impala made it to safe, dry land, it was too tired to move at first. But then, they poured some water in her mouth and she hopped up and ran away. The incredible rescue can be viewed below. For obvious reasons, it has gone viral.
Mankind has become accustomed to believing he/she is at the top of the food chain and that as a result, no other lives matter. But the contrary is true. The ecosystem thrives because of the complicated symbiosis between all life forms. The compassion the man in the video above extended to the impala is the same every person should extend to all creatures. When this happens, the world will be a drastically different place.
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