Any one with children will know the pain of seeing your little one in distress and being helpless to make it better.
Thankfully for this momma fox and her three-week-old fox cub some human rescuers were around to lend a helping hand.
It all happened in the middle of a quiet English residential neighborhood. The tiny cub had got stuck in a drainpipe.
Momma fox was close at hand as the rescuers got to work freeing the cub. The poor little cherub was soaking wet and very dirty, so the rescuers took him back to the animal rescue center for a thorough clean up.
When they returned the cub to the same area afterwards, the mother walked straight out of the undergrowth to greet her little one.