The Cuddly Orangutan Offers A Helping Hand To The Man Stuck In Mud

Photo of an orangutan offering an arm to the man standing inside a river has gone viral on social media platforms. The photo was clicked by photographer Anil Prabhakar, from Indonesia who was on a safari with his friends.

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When Anil Prabhakar stepped into the jungle, he hoped to spot a wild orangutan, but he ended up capturing a surprisingly beautiful act of kindness. Prabhakar, a nature photographer and photojournalist who lives in Indonesia, has always believed in the power of photography to elicit both emotion and social change. "My way of thinking is that every photo can speak for itself," Prabhakar told The Dodo. "I'm more into trying to portray an emotion I can connect to."