Throwing caution to the wind, Raelene Prieb is truly an everyday hero.
The Melville, Saskatchewan woman just thought she was helping a creature in distress when she spotted a porcupine Monday on the snowy prairie.
“Apparently this little guy is stuck on his back,” she says from the safe end of a snow brush handle. “I know how you feel buddy. It happens to me in the morning sometimes.”
Despite kicking legs — and quills — she helps flip him over and on his way.
And now, her video is awing animal lovers around the world and has more than 4 million views.
“Had a Lorne Greene Wilderness moment on the way home from work today,” she wrote on Facebook.
Prieb even carves a path in the snow so the hapless porcupine can climb a “mean snowbank.”
And off he went into the forest.
Not even concerned about being hit by needles.
And shocked by the response.
“Truly was not expecting more than a few laughs from friends and family from this video, it’s a little overwhelming but I’m so grateful for the opportunity to share some love and mercy on this interweb…thanks for all the shares and comments, heck I was shocked when it hit 5000 and now it’s past 2 million! I’ve had many pms and hundreds of friend requests. Most of the comments are kind and happy, some are funny, some are mean, but take it with a grain of salt and laugh it off, God knows my heart and he works in mysterious ways 😉”
File under Canada.
Photo Raelene Prieb/Facebook