While animals are similar to us in many ways, there is no doubt that they live their lives at a completely different pace than humans. We rush around, going to jobs, running errands, and doing general life things and they have but one goal: to survive. Even though we operate at different paces, eventually our worlds overlap. We’re all coexisting on one planet, after all.

Take the video above, for example. As humans, we know that highways are meant for cars, and can be dangerous to anyone trying to cross on foot. For this little sloth, however, it’s just another day in the life, and he simply has to get from one end of the highway to another. Before long, some kind folks saw the sloth and knew that, at the pace that he was crossing, he was likely to get run over. So they decided to help him out a bit! They lift him up, rush across the highway, and plant him right on a tree, where he belongs.


While we definitely are glad that these good samaritans took the time out of their day to ensure that this sloth got to where he was going safely, the best thing to do in a situation like this is contact a wildlife rescuer or rehabber. They are best equipped to handle such situations to make sure the animal is fit to return to the wild. If you are not able to locate a wildlife rehabber, contact a rescue hotline. Here are some that might help!