The three rescuers Down Under were filmed saving a kangaroo from the cold capital waters of Lake Burley Griffin. While the kangaroo seemed initially nervous when the two men closed in, it did eventually allow them to carry it out of the war.
But during the 98-second clip that has circulated on social media, the Australian animal then offered out its paw to thank passers-by for their help.
Julian Boyd posted the footage on Twitter.
In the background, Mr Boyd can be heard saying: “Aw, he’s thanking ya.”
He also replied to comments to claim temperatures in the ACT region were below freezing yesterday.
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@Jimmyspolitics shared the footage with the caption: “Ok so I’m now officially in a much better mood after watching this.
“Like 10 damn times.”
“This is the bee’s knees,” he added.
@RexChapman said: “This is amaaaaaazing. Humanity!”