A mountain running champion has become an internet sensation after he turned into an animal rescuer while out training in U.K.'s Lake District.
The aptly named Ricky Lightfoot was leaping from rock to rock when he heard a faint sound coming from a nearby valley. Negotiating jagged rocks and carefully climbing down the steep slopes, the firefighter by trade kept descending until an adorable little lamb came into view.
Once the scared animal spotted the 31-year-old, it instantly ran over to him. The heartwarming rescue was caught on the runner's GoPro camera.
"Hello there, human!"
Everyone needs a helping hand from time to time.
You can watch the entire rescue in the video below!
Moments like this amazing reunion are what animal rescue is all about!
As the two climbed together through the mountains, I just love how Ricky Lightfoot went the extra mile and picked up the little lamb when she was unable to carry on by herself. Always help any human or any animal in need!