Aww!
Thirsty squirrel approaches hikers and asks for a sip of water
Too sweet. ❤️
Caryl Jane Espiritu
07.28.22

The scorching heat of the sun can drain anyone’s energy. It is nice to see the beauty of nature but you better be prepared if you are intent on hiking or trekking, especially in a place without many plants like the Grand Canyon in Arizona.

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Tourists visiting the said spot will need a lot of water to fuel them throughout their long walk to the historical place.

With the sun’s heat and the long trek, it is not advisable for people to visit it without any water in their bags. And if people need a lot of water on their Grand Canyon tour, this does not exempt animals from the thirst and heat of the bright sunshine.

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True enough, one squirrel has proved that when it comes to quenching their thirst, animals are also capable of doing something to meet their needs.

Along the Grand Canyon, one thirsty squirrel did the unbelievable and went to a person to grab a drink from his water bottle.

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The little fellow approached the man and motioned that it wanted something. Apparently, the little furry guy was focused on the water bottle.

The man named Paul Camps understood the tiny squirrel and noticed that it was behaving strangely. His girlfriend realized what was happening and she immediately crouched to reach the little animal. She opened the water bottle and brought it near to the squirrel, who was waiting for her.

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When the bottle was close enough for the squirrel to reach, the animal grabbed the bottle and drank.

The squirrel looked really thirsty and was looking for a sip when Paul and his girlfriend came to the rescue.

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“The squirrel began to follow me and put its arms up to me like it wanted picking up, I passed my water bottle to my girlfriend so I could take a picture on my phone, as I did the squirrel began to put its arms up towards my girlfriend,” Paul shared to Storyful.

While drinking water from the bottle, the squirrel even touched the bottle to hold it steady. Its little paws were securing the bottle in place, intent on making the experience really good.

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The heat of the sun was almost unbearable, and it is quite understandable that the little squirrel is very thirsty.

Luckily, strangers passing by are observant and quick to realize what the little animal wanted. A sip of the cold water was all it wished for. Paul and his girlfriend could not say no to the little guy.

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Dehydration is serious, and this animal must have been quite disoriented because of thirst. It was a good thing that people like Paul and his girlfriend were there to save the day.

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“Needless to say we didn’t drink from the same bottle,” Paul joked after the squirrel was done drinking.

What a really sweet interaction!

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The incredible moment was all captured on camera and shared online. The video has earned more than 6.8 million views on YouTube after being uploaded to Storyful Viral.

Are you excited to see the one-of-a-kind clip?

Watch the sweet interaction in the video below!

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By Caryl Jane Espiritu
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Caryl Jane Espiritu is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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