Sometimes wild animals need a little human kindness and there are kind people willing to help them. Like a man who stopped by the side of the road to sweeten a thirsty armadillo’s day by providing him with much-needed water.
Last month, Nelson Cardoso from Brazil was riding his motorcycle when he noticed an armadillo trying to cross the busy road. According to The Dodo, he stopped his bike to get the animal out of harm’s way.
“Hey buddy, it’s not good to be near the road,” he said to the armadillo.
The armadillo, who apparently understood that the man was there to help, seemed to accept him as a friend: “They tend to be shy. But he approached me without fear, “Nelson told The Dodo.
It was a hot day and Nelson decided that maybe his new friend needed a cold drink. He went to get a jug of water and served it to the armadillo, who gladly took it and drank it.
“Come and drink, buddy,” he says to the armadillo. “Drink some water, this drought is bad.”
After the armadillo happily filled with water, Nelson pulled it off the road so it wouldn’t be damaged. He posted his adorable interaction on TikTok, which has been viewed more than 2 million times.
“It is a privilege to be able to help you,” he wrote in the video caption.
foi um privilégio poder ajudá-lo.
Thanks to Nelson for going the extra mile to help this armadillo – it’s clear that he appreciates your kindness.