Webster’s dictionary defines hero as a mythological or legendary figure often of divine descent endowed with great strength or ability.
We define hero as someone who punches a kangaroo in the face to save their dog.
Welcome to Australia. The harsh reality of living down under includes worrying that a kangaroo is going steal your dog, and sometimes you have smack a ‘roo to get the dog back. That’s exactly what happens in the video above, which some are calling the most “Austrailian video of all time.”
According to The Daily Telegraph, the footage is of zookeeper Greig Tonkins, who rescued his dog Max from the clutches of a mean old kangaroo by showing the animal what for. This was actually a hunting trip from last June put together for a “sick young man called Kailem who passed away from cancer,” the trip’s organizer Mathew Amor told The Telegraph.
“Basically Kailem wanted to catch a boar,” he said.
The video has been viewed by millions already, but those on the trip had a different interpreation of the event.
“It was funny because the guy who did it is the most placid bloke. We laughed at him for chucking such a sh*t punch.”
Now, that’s the most Australian thing ever.