As per usual, National Geographic has a baby animal story that’s an emotional roller coaster, this time involving a baby wildebeest that started chasing a blue Hyundai Tucson after it was separated from its herd in Africa. Somewhere, a Disney writer is taking notes.

Video shows the wildebeest calf chasing the Tucson down a dusty road, apparently due to an instinct that causes calves to follow the largest moving object near them, which is typically its mother in a herd. Except this little adorable calf got lost in a tragic metaphor of our time.

What’s gut-wrenching is that the baby wildebeest wasn’t just blindly following a moving object, as the video shows. When the Hyundai stops, the wildebeest goes up to it and tries to suckle from one of its tires. I’m not crying, you’re crying.

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But you shouldn’t be crying! Because apparently the calf eventually made its way back to its mother, which was probably very upset that the calf put her through a scare like that, and that it better not ever get lost while migrating again. It could have been eaten!