It’s amazing what can happen when kindness and decency are extended to animals and not just to the people we know and the ones we come across. While most people hold a fondness for animals, not everyone understands that these unique creatures have their own way of communicating. Whether they’re hungry, hot, cold, or in pain, animals use their body language and the sounds they can make to let humans know they need help. They can also warn humans about impending danger or when another person is in distress. This is why showing compassion to animals goes a long way. When a good relationship between human and animal is built, beautiful things happen such as the rescue done by two railway workers in Austria.

The good deed happened sometime in early January when employees of the Austrian Federal Railways were clearing train tracks. It seemed like nothing out of the ordinary, seeing an animal standing on one side while they worked. What caused the workers to spring to action was when the animal disappeared under a deluge of snow.

Talk about being in the right place at the right time! The workers were driving through the snow and apparently, the animal refused to move despite being honked at numerous times so it ended up being covered in snow as the vehicle passed. It truly was the chamois’ lucky day as the two workers witnessed what happened. The two men leaped out of the train and began digging with their shovels, determined to rescue the helpless animal trapped under the snow. They had to shut down their operations because they didn’t want to leave the animal behind. It’s definitely not something you see everyday – after all, not everyone will go through such efforts to rescue animals in extreme weather.

Thankfully, the joint efforts of the two railway workers to dig through the snow resulted in a successful rescue. It took a bit of time, but they were able to get the goat out. The animal must have been in fear and felt exhausted at attempting to free itself because its relief was evident when the two men successfully uncovered it. It immediately pulled itself up and trudged towards the nearby forest. The heroic act serves as a reminder that we should all do our parts without any misgivings.

Animals deserve the same kind of compassion humans show each other, especially in times of trouble.

We have these two gentlemen to thank for reminding us to always do the right thing, regardless of who is on the receiving end.