Anytime I hear stories of humans risking their lives to save helpless animals, my heart melts just a little bit. We often think of ourselves as the only things that matter on this earth, but when we see stories like the one you’re about to read, we remember just how big this world is and just how many animals are living on it with us. When a young boy saw a baby deer drowning, he risked his own life to save the baby deer from the swift waters of the river. Read below to see how this brave boy saves a baby deer from drowning.
The boy’s name is Belal, and it’s believed that he is in his early teens. He saw this poor deer drowning and didn’t hesitate to risk his own life to save it.
He held the deer above his head with one hand in hopes of saving the helpless, drowning deer.
During the rescue, the onlookers weren’t sure if Balal was going to survive himself because the river was moving so quickly and pulling him downstream.
But Balal eventually made it to the other side of the river, and he reunited the baby deer with his family. The onlookers cheered!
It’s believed that the baby deer was separated from its family when Noakhali, Bangladesh received a torrential rainstorm, which caused fast-rising floods.
Wildlife photographer, Hasibul Wahab, was on hand and was able to photograph the entire thing on film.
During the rainy season in Noakhali, it is known that a lot of deer lose their lives because of all the unexpected flooding. Locals do their best to try to save and protect them.
Hasibal Wahab said, “He was such a brave boy. The river was so full of water and it was a high tide so we thought he might drown.”
“My friend was even ready to jump into the river to save the boy. But he made it, and when he returned, we thanked the boy.”
“There were only five to seven people to observe this situation but it was a phenomenal sight.”
What a lucky young deer to be saved by this fearless young man. His parents should be very proud of his bravery.
I bet the family of the young deer are very thankful for this young man’s bravery, even if they can’t express it verbally.
This story is really amazing. We are so lucky that Hasibul Wahab was there to catch it all on film and this boy was really in the right place at the right time. He’s lucky to be alive and so is the young deer he saved.