A viral video shared on Twitter featuring an ant getting ditched by its selfish friends has hit the internet right in the feels. The heartwrenching clip was posted by user @fasc1nate. The account claims it posts “interesting science, gadgets, history, art, and more.” It has quite a fanbase, with nearly 300,000 followers.
The video opens with a shot of three ants as they stand on a tree branch. A large, green leaf dangles above the tiny trio. The three spring into action, forming a ladder out of their bodies. Stacked on top of each other, the top insect easily reaches the leaf and climbs up. With slightly more difficulty, the middle ant manages to pull itself up onto the leaf, too.
However, that’s when the existential crisis begins. The final ant watches as its two companions crawl away, never looking back. The leaf dangles, out of reach of the tiny creature that moments ago had helped its friends climb onto it. The insect stand on its hind legs, its antenna at attention. It seems to be hopeful that the other two ants will come back to lend a helping leg. That is not to be, though. The lone buy seems to realize it has been forgotten and slumps down, defeated.
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Cold-hearted ants leave a friend behind.pic.twitter.com/nou0tXDybF— Fascinating (@fasc1nate) October 24, 2022