Possums may not win beauty pageants anytime soon, but a mother in need still requires a good deed. Kayaker Eric Markt found the pregnant animal in the deep waters of Florida’s Biscayne Bay and decided to give her a hand. Pulling the possum up onto his Kayak, Markt initially thought it was male until the animal began giving birth.

“It looks cold,” Markt said while paddling his strange passenger to shore. “What am I supposed to do with you now? Want to meet my cats?”

When he neared the beach, the possum swam away and presumably birthed her litter on dry land.

The video, taken last month, has since gone viral on the internet.

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Image screenshot of video by Eric Markt on youtube

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