This orangutan saw a man wading in snake-infested water and decided to offer a helping hand

The orangutan held out its hand to the man, who was clearing snakes from a river as part of efforts to protect the endangered apes.

(CNN)The natural world never fails to surprise us, and this moving encounter between an orangutan and a man in Borneo has melted hearts all over the world.

Amateur photographer Anil Prabhakar captured the fleeting moment, in which one of the Indonesian island's critically endangered apes stretched out its hand to help a man out of snake-infested water.