Kind Train Driver Stops Train to Rescue Turtle Stuck on Tracks

Every now and again, animals find themselves stuck in places they shouldn’t be

They will often require help from us humans, and it is always a heartwarming sight to see, this was shown recently.

Serhan Topal is a streetcar driver from Turkey, and one day he was riding along when he spotted a lone turtle out on the tracks.

“It was a turtle trying to cross the tracks toward the countryside, but he was stuck,” Serhat told The Dodo. “I think he was scared.”

Serhat then did what most others wouldn’t, he stopped the streetcar, got out, and went to rescue the turtle.

He lifted the turtle over the fence and placed him down, to continue on his way, without danger.

Thankfully the moment was captured for us on video:

“The turtle looked healthy,” Topal said. “He walked away, escaping being crushed [by another streetcar]. I am very happy.”

The passengers of the train were happy with Serhat’s actions, especially considering Turkey’s citizens well-known love for stray animals.

“All living things are our friends, and we should approach them with love,” Serhat told The Dodo. “Everyone should consider this their duty. I have simply done my duty.”

Written by Joe Kahlo

After years of writing in the financial industry, Joe was finally able to focus his writing on what he loves, Animals!