We have all had a week that starts badly. Well! this was the case of a poor Saskatchewan porcupine whose misadventures became viral, despite himself.
The video of a good Samaritan who just wanted to lend a hand (or a sweep) to the porcupine has been seen more than 4 million times on Facebook since it went online on Monday.
Raelene Prieb lives between Yorkton and Melville. Returning home on Monday, she saw the poor beast that looked like a turtle stranded on his back, unable to get back on his feet. “It happens to me sometimes in the morning,” she told him while turning the video.
With a snow broom, she helps the animal get back to the place. The creature, who seems a little disoriented, then tries to climb on a huge snow bank.
Despite the encouragement of Raelene Prieb, the poor beast finds himself once again the four irons in the air, but this time manages to turn around.
Mrs. Prieb tells her to try to go through “another point in the snowbank” and finally decides to help her by cutting steps in the snowbank. The porcupine, at first puzzled, ends up using it and continuing his journey.
When Raelene Prieb arrived home, she uploaded the video to Facebook and published it without suspecting that the release settings were public. The video then ignited the canvas.
She thinks that if the video is so successful, it’s because people need beautiful stories. “People need compassion, pity and grace,” she says.
At the time of writing, the video has been relayed more than 122,000 times, and at least 21,000 people have responded directly to the Facebook post.