March 20 (UPI) -- A firefighter battling wildfires in Australia stopped to offer a drink to a thirsty koala seeking water at the side of the road.
A video filmed by Stumpy Carlin on a Victoria road near the Terang wildfire shows the thirsty koala seeking assistance from an emergency responder.
The video, filmed from inside a fire truck, shows the firefighter giving the koala a drink from his water bottle.
The scene elicited comparisons to Sam, a koala that became famous in 2009 after a firefighter was filmed offering the marsupial a drink of water. Sam became a national celebrity, but died from an unrelated illness later that same year.