Giovani looked on as the armadillo basked in the refreshing stream, waiting until it seemed he'd had his fill.
Then, after carrying the armadillo to a shadier spot, Giovani gave him a banana just in case he was hungry, too.
The two then parted ways — one whose life was restored thanks to that momentary stop; the other whose spirit was lifted having had the chance to help.
"I left him on the edge of the woods," Giovani said. "He was much better."