Sometimes animals get trapped where they shouldn’t be and need a little human help to get them to safety.
It is always comforting to see people go out of their way to help a child in need. That was the case recently when a man stopped a train to save a turtle’s life.
Serhat Topal is a tram driver from Turkey. He was going his normal route when he noticed something extraordinary on the tracks: a turtle.
“It was a turtle trying to cross the tracks to land, but it was stuck,” Serhat told The Dodo. “I think he was scared.”
Then Serhat did something extraordinary: he stopped the train, got out and did everything he could to help the turtle. He grabbed the animal to keep it from being run over by incoming trains and lifted it over the fence for safety.
Serhat said the turtle looked healthy and walked away happily after reaching the other side. It was correct, but everyone who travels by train knows that passengers do not always appreciate a sudden delay.
But Turkey is known for its citizens’ love of stray animals, and when Serhat explained the situation to them, they understood: the driver says they are “happy because I helped them.”
“All living things are our friends and we must approach them with love,” Serhat told The Dodo. “Everyone should consider this their duty. I simply did my duty. ”
Thank you to this Good Samaritan for doing everything possible to help this turtle! We agree that it is our duty to take care of our friends in nature.