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Dehydrated Armadillo 'Asking For Help' Gets A Shower From Kind Truck Driver

ryan.ford 30 Sep 2019

A truck driver in Brazil became the unlikely hero for an exhausted and dehydrated armadillo looking for help on the side of a highway recently.

As the Daily Mail reported, Caio Giovani was headed out with a load of grain when he spotted the little armadillo and decided to stop.

Caio said that he could immediately see that the armadillo was in some difficulty.

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"I could see he was not well," he told The Dodo. "It felt like he was asking for something...for some help."

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It was a sense that he felt deeply.

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"It was a bizarre moment but I believe I experienced telepathic communication with the tiny creature," he said, according to the Daily Mail. "It was as if he was asking me to help it. He needed food and water. I remembered the water valve and opened it."

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The relief was immediate for the little armadillo.

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As Caio stood there recording, the armadillo refreshed itself in the stream of water from Caio's truck, drinking up and taking a little bath.

After the armadillo had had its fill, Caio carried it off to a shaded spot and fed it a banana.

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As much as the armadillo appreciated the help, Caio seems to have been just as grateful for the opportunity to help.

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He says that the encounter with the thirsty armadillo left him with an "amazing and memorable feeling," and that it has "marked me positively for the rest of my life."

Watch the whole encounter Caio posted to Facebook right here.

h/t: The Dodo, Daily Mail

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