September 26, 2016 5:40 PM EDT

One man proved that heroes do indeed walk among us by bravely saving a skunk whose head was stuck in a Coke can.

“Skunk, please don’t spray me,” the man implored as the animal ran around in circles trying to get unstuck near Orillia, Ontario, Canada. “I’m not going to hurt you.”

The skunk stumbled around for about a minute until the man approached it, calmly asking the animal to not spray him. Eventually, the man got a hold of the can, which slid off the skunk after some forced wriggling.

“Good boy,” the man said as the skunk sprinted away.

The brave skunk rescuer posted the video to Reddit and called it “the bravest moment of my life.”

Watch the rescue above.

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