'The Bachelor' Star Rescues Sheep Stuck in Fence, and the Internet Is Obsessed

A video of The Bachelor star Nick Cummins rescuing a sheep trapped in some wire has gone viral online.

In the clip, the Australian television personality and former professional rugby player can be seen saving the animal, which he saw entangled in a fence when he was driving past.

The video, which was posted to the sportsman's Instagram account on September 20, shows the 33-year-old being filmed going to the distressed sheep's aid and beginning to untangle the mammal from the wire in which its head had gotten trapped.

The sheep is leaping up and down, but the rugby star manages to pull it back through the fence by the horns.

Cummins, who starred in the 2018 series of The Bachelor Australia, is then faced with how to "get him over this fence safely."

He decides to hold the sheep's legs together, explaining: "Usually they go into a bit of hypnotized state when you have them like this."

The strong reality star, who is wearing sneakers, shorts and a tank top, pauses for thought, before telling the camera operator: "I'm going to have to swing him over."

Counting down from three, he then throws the sheep over the fence and the animal runs off across the field into the distance.

Cummins then salutes the freed animal, and says: "You're welcome."

The Sydney-based athlete, who is also known by the nickname "The Honey Badger," captioned the clip, joking: "Sheepish! In NZ this would have gone down very differently."

The video, which can be watched here, has been viewed more than 286,000 times on the star's Instagram account.

However, it has also been shared to Twitter by an account called CozyClub, where it has garnered a whopping 12 million views.

Many people rushed to the comments section to share their opinions on the impressive moment.

Shay Smith, known on the app as Scot1222, commented: "We need more human kindness like this gentleman God bless him."

Jeff_M_Mastro, added: "To me the thing that's remarkable is that he stopped to help. How difficult it was or wasn't doesn't matter."

Bigsmiffy438 typed: "He's a farmer, and ex professional rugby player. He works with sheep. There is no way this was staged."

Tonirtx stated: "Guy says "hypnotized state", which May be true. But domesticated sheep Sheep are also used to being "man-handled" each year, for shearing their wool off.

"This sheep may have been familiar with this and "calmly" expected a safe release afterwards. #GoodJob Dude!"

Darehhhh commented: "Beautiful place, beautiful sheep, beautiful man AND a beautiful thing to do."

A file photo of a sheep. An Australian rugby star has gone viral after he shared a video of himself rescuing a sheep from a wire fence. N-sky/iStock