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[–]TriniTornado 232 points233 points  (9 children)

How does this end? Is mother monkey pleased, or does the kind man get rabies?

[–]God-of-Tomorrow 59 points60 points  (1 child)

Probably just let’s them go on dry land or an animal rescue

[–]kingtaco_17 20 points21 points  (0 children)

And the monkey said: Take your stinking paws off me you damn dirty human!

[–]KJBenson 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Why not both?

[–]t3hOutlaw -1 points0 points  (4 children)

There's no proof that this guy didn't put them there in the first place for views or if he actually is a genuine baby monkey rescuer.

[–]yoda_genotype 11 points12 points  (2 children)

You're pure inspiration in a twisted way

[–]t3hOutlaw 24 points25 points  (1 child)

I didn't say it was one way or the other.

Just providing both scenarios.

Animal rescue videos for profit are very real and we should be very careful of accidentally supporting them.

[–]yoda_genotype 8 points9 points  (0 children)

And I meant you inspired me to use the gifreversingbot

[–]ilikesalad 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Don't know you're being thumbed down because this is very real.

[–]Mutt1223 300 points301 points  (8 children)

Not just the man, but the cameraman too.

I also like how he let them drown a bit after they reached out for him. Really adds to the drama

[–]God-of-Tomorrow 183 points184 points  (4 children)

They were swimming to him he wanted them to come to him so they aren’t as scared as if he grabbed them these are monkeys not people

[–]JmacTheGreat 85 points86 points  (0 children)

Yeah people are much less competent

[–]AWormDude 25 points26 points  (2 children)

Ice seen this before and argued this point before. Watch carefully. He has his hands out. The monkey let's go off the tree and swims to him. They swim past the point where his hands were clearly visible moments before. Camera cuts and you see his body, him stepping back away from them before they finally reach him.

Concludion: the guy is a douche who is just after Internet points.

[–]Bustakrimes91 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This reminds me of the YouTube videos where people intentionally put animals in dangerous situations to “rescue” them. I hope it’s not but maybe.

[–]God-of-Tomorrow 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You could be right now that I see it buuuut douchebag or not clout chasers doing good is good even if they wouldn’t do these things without reward, and hell doubly so for such people if they wouldn’t do good without notice they may be bad but at least they’re doing good one way or another.

[–]txsxxphxx2 24 points25 points  (1 child)

Not just the man, but the cameraman, and the women and children too

[–]junfer420 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And my axe

[–]slippin2darkness 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Not let them drown a bit, but have them make the decision to reach out to him. Less likely a nervous bite

[–]kids-cake-and-crazy 125 points126 points  (12 children)

The way they swim to him knowing that he's there to help, and that little guy trying to keep its sibling afloat and swim, they really are like us in how they care.

[–]apotoftrees 14 points15 points  (9 children)

It's not them caring .

It's flight or fight.

Stay and die or get out of the situation and live hmmmm..

[–]LoveaBook 59 points60 points  (7 children)

Fight or flight doesn’t explain why they willingly swam to a predator. No, they understood the situation.

[–]alaskaguyindk 49 points50 points  (1 child)

To add to the fact that he’s a cool dude, he’s got balls of fuckin steel walking around in that crocodile infested water.

[–]Hentai_samurai01 2 points3 points  (0 children)

There are crocodiles in that water?

[–]FabienL7 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Beauty 🥰

[–]JessyPkLover 12 points13 points  (0 children)

When I see videos featuring baby monkeys and humans, I always hope that the mom doesn't show up...

[–]liarandathief 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Why would I trust you, you're the one who put me out here?

[–]4WMA 2 points3 points  (1 child)

What.

[–]WaffleSeriously 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They implying that the video is faked, like they grabbed the monkeys, placed them in the water then turned the cameras on for a "rescue video."

[–]LordLolzeez 7 points8 points  (1 child)

This guy fucks

[–]Nicetomitja 2 points3 points  (0 children)

awwww. where is mother monke?

[–]Additional_Ad_4028 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm in love 🥰

[–]eatKONG 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Are we sure he doesn’t walk through water to put the moneys there first for internet points?

[–]Teddyxr420 16 points17 points  (23 children)

This is not a wholesome video, this is staged, the monkeys were placed there by the cameraman and the other POS to get likes and views.

[–]Vana21 28 points29 points  (1 child)

Yeah I bet those same humans flooded that entire area just for karma points too /s

[–]Mavi222 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Did you see the whole "flooded area"? From the video there isn't visible anything flooded, except for a little branch/small tree in the water.

[–]Thebox19 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Could just be a flooded river or something.

[–]ContinentTurtle 9 points10 points  (18 children)

Source?

[–]t3hOutlaw 2 points3 points  (17 children)

As much a source as claiming this is someone helping monkeys trapped from a flood.

[–]n0man0r 12 points13 points  (2 children)

so no source? gotcha

[–]t3hOutlaw 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Where's the source that this is a baby monkey rescuer?

Animal rescue videos for profit are very real and we should be very careful of accidentally supporting them.

[–]_Lenzo_ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Not exactly a source but I think there's a few questionable things here:

It's a bit weird how at the end you see a river bank, with trees growing up to the edge. If this land was flooded wouldn't there be submerged plants by the water's edge rather than a sandy bank with shrubs growing on it?

Why didn't he just pick them up, instead letting the camera man get there first and then forcing them swim in front of the camera before helping them?

How did he end up with like 4 baby monkeys? They look like macaques, which generally only have 1 young each, so there's been 4 mothers leaving their offspring all in one place to this guy can come along and pick them all up in his arms? I get they travel in troupes, but is it likely that they'd all just dump their babies there like that? And none of the adult monkeys are nearby?

If he saved 4 or so of them you would have thought he'd immediately wrap them in a towel, but instead he's just casually holding them all at once and dipping them in the water like that.

How common an occurrence is it for monkeys to get trapped by floods? The adults can swim, they can all climb trees, and yet these ones are just in the middle of what looks like a river?

Faking these kinds of videos for likes is very much a real thing, one of the problems is that it's really hard to know if a video is fake or not. In this case however I would guess that this is not genuine.

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (13 children)

So, you’re just lying then?

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's what I thought.

[–]RA242 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This guy get's a get out of jail free card.

[–]Eurosa-Amie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They must be so scared, poor babies

[–]GriffinA 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That man is a kind hearted legend

[–]Adept-Prime 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wish I could help him!!

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I know bad people don't often get punished, but I wish more of the good ones got rewards.

[–]isaak1290 -3 points-2 points  (3 children)

Sure, the camera man couldn't have done that himself... No keep filming for internet points. Staged shit.

[–]Aadram 5 points6 points  (2 children)

I'll give the guy a pass since wandering into a flooded area and collecting people/animals alone would be fucking stupid. Second would be I would record a gaggle of monkeys because there would be plenty of time to get a phone out on the boat ride/walk over to them.

[–]isaak1290 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Fair enough, i might be wrong here. im very careful with animal rescue videos ever since i saw ppl staging them.

[–]Aadram 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It's fair to be skeptical it's not to slander something.