There isn't a single human being who has seen an excavator and not wanted to ride in the scoop. One Russian man got to do just that, but he had to get himself stuck in waist-deep mud first.

We don't mean to imply that rescuee in this video intentionally got himself stuck in mud so that he could be lifted to safety. We will say that he was pretty happy getting his ride (which starts around 3.10 in the video), and so were all his buddies.

Like the Bobcat ninja, we're just amazed by the excavator operator's precision. If we were at the controls, that guy would've ended up a lot shorter.