If there's one thing most people know about sloths it's that they are very, very slow. The animal spends its day hanging out in the upper reaches of rain forests of Central and South America, slowly moving around and eating leaves, shoots, and tree buds. They tend to stick to the trees but can sometimes find themselves out away from the trunks and limbs. One poor Costa Rican sloth found itself with a road to cross, not an easy proposition when you're built to slowly hang climb your way through rainforest canopy.

Luckily there was a helpful human around who saved him a lot of effort with a boost to the other side.

Click over to YouTube to see the video, it's pretty durned cute.

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Shea Gunther is a podcaster, writer, and entrepreneur living in Portland, Maine. He hosts the popular podcast "Marijuana Today Daily" and was a founder of Renewable Choice Energy, the country's leading provider of wind credits and Green Options. He plays a lot of ultimate frisbee and loves bad jokes.