Orangutans are inquisitive animals, that actually have a lot in common with us.
One Orangutan protected by the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation did the sweetest thing for a worker that he saw waist-high in a nearby lake.
Scroll to the end to watch the adorable video!
via: GettyOrangutans mainly live in the tropical rainforests of southeast Asia.
They measure up to 1.5 meters in height!
via: GettyThese guys have a massive arm span of two meters from fingertip to fingertip.
One of our closest animal relatives.
via: GettyWe share nearly 97% of the same DNA.
Their name actually means "human of the forest".
via: GettySadly, Orangutans are on the endangered species list due to the deforestation of their natural habitat.
They live almost as long as humans.
via: GettyIn captivity, these magnificent creatures can reach 50-60 years of age. In the wild, they tend to have a shorter lifespan of around 30-40 years.
A photo has been captured of an orangutan doing the cutest thing.
The pair shared a cute exchange.
via: GettyIt captured the moment the gentle beast tried to help the man who was searching for snakes in the river.
Snakes can pose a real threat to the primates.
via: GettyIn the image, the orangutan appears to be leaning over, offering his hand to the man who is waste deep in water.
The conservation forest, where the photo was taken, is in Borneo.
via: GettyThe orangutans are protected from hunters.
Anil Prabhakar was trecking nearby.
via: GettyHe was on safari with friends when he noticed the interaction taking place.
Prabhakar later found out that the man helps protect the animals at the non-profit organization.
via: GettyIt's called the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation.
The worker was clearing away snakes to protect the animals.
via: GettyWell... he was until he got interrupted by the primate.
The photographer revealed that the worker refused to take its hand.
The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation was founded in 1991.
via: BOSFIt is solely "dedicated to the conservation of the Bornean orangutan and its habitat."