Do chained bulls dream of rolling freely in green pastures?
How else do you explain how an animal, who has spent his whole life in chains, could take so ferociously to freedom?
In a video posted to YouTube by Austrian animal sanctuary Gut Aiderbichl, a bull named Bandit appears to have been waiting his whole life for precisely this moment.
Before being liberated, Bandit can be seen in the video at his old home, tethered by his neck against a brick wall with just a steel pole between him and his equally forlorn neighbor.
When a rescue worker approaches Bandit's pen, the bull immediately presses up against his hand.
After a ride to Gut Aiderbichl's sanctuary, Bandit really kicks it up a notch.
If his freedom dance strikes you as unmistakably jubilant, then it would be difficult to see what follows as anything short of gratitude.