While driving down a busy road in Florida on Sunday, Verburg spotted an animal in desperate need of a helping hand. It was a tortoise, stranded in the street, at great risk of being crushed by the steady stream of passing vehicles.
"I actually almost hit it myself," Verburg told The Dodo. "I swerved to miss it."
Rather than leave the tortoise to be struck by someone else after the near-hit, Verburg knew he had to come to her aid. So, he made a U-turn, stopped — and bolted from the car to get her before it was too late. He didn't even wait to tie his shoes.
"I thought it didn’t deserve to go out that way," Verburg said. "I figured if I could save it, I should try."
Here's that moment on video: