A water tanker driver in the fires zone in Australia got an unexpected cab mate who he called: "Ray of sunshine after nightmare"
Story via: Sydney Morning Herald
Damian Campbell-Davys is a water tanker drive in Nerriga, a town in New South Wales affected by Australia's devastating wildfires.
On one of his routine duties to fill up the tanks of fire trucks, he spied a tiny koala struggling on to the road from a group of trees, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.
The driver could tell the poor creature was in need of immediate help, so he spent the next 90 minutes giving the koala a drink from his water bottle and caring for the sweet creature.
"After the horrors of yesterday, it just made my day," he told The Sydney Morning Herald.
Mr Campbell-Davys dubbed the koala "Tinny Arse" after a friend Liz "who always wins at the races", he said.
"This one was also a winner – fires were burning around him on both sides." "The koala population has been decimated. Kangaroos can hop away, but koalas can't escape," he said.
Damien shared on facebook some heartwarming moments with his new marsupial friend:
After enjoying Campbell-Davys' company and the comfort of his truck's cab, "Tiny Arse" was picked up by a wildlife rescuer to be taken to an area away from the danger zone created by Australia's numerous wildfires, reports The Herald.
The little survivor:
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