While some people are convinced that all animals are driven only by instincts and can’t feel any human-like emotion, others are convinced otherwise. After all, it’s hard to believe animals are completely soulless after the infinite amount of cute cat and dog videos most of us have seen on the internet, where pets show really human-like emotions. Of course, that could be easily explained because pets have countless opportunities to observe their owner’s behavior and mimic some of it. However, after this video of a crow nudging a hedgehog across the street went viral, people can’t stop debating whether the crow was trying to get it to safety, or whether that was a predator move.
After this video of a crow nudging a hedgehog to get it cross the road was taken on May 20th in Ogre, Latvia, it quickly went viral. Many people were saluting the crow for showing such kindness and helping the little hedgehog get to safety.
While some people speculated that this wasn’t really a friendly behavior, that wasn’t the only example of crows making friends with other animals
However, some pointed out that the crow’s intentions may not have been that noble and it possibly just wanted to have a taste of the poor hedgehog in a safer place than the middle of the road. Despite that, it’s very likely the crow was just playing around, since these birds are well-known for their playful behaviors and unlikely friendships with other animals.