Nick Cummins: 'Bachelor' star goes viral with video of saving sheep from barbed wire

Nick Cummins: 'Bachelor' star goes viral with video of saving sheep from barbed wire
Nick Cummins came to sheep's rescue (Instagram/Nick Cummins)

A good-looking man saving an animal caught in a barbed-wire fence is already a story that has the qualities of gaining viral fame. But add to that story the man’s career as a professional rugby player and his appearance in ‘The Bachelor’, and you have yourself a story that will, if not break, but will substantially damage the internet. And that’s exactly what happened. 

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Fans have applauded Nick Cummins, former professional rugby player who was in the sixth season of ‘The Bachelor Australia’, for saving a sheep stuck in barbed wire. Cummins posted a video to social media earlier this week showing himself coming to the rescue of the sheep caught in a fence.

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“Sheepish! In NZ this would have gone down very differently,” wrote Cummins, who along with all of this, has the weird but famous nickname ‘The Honey Badger’. The video had 284,896 views on Instagram at the time of writing this. And on his Facebook, it had more than a million views. Reportedly, it has accumulated nearly seven million views across various social media platforms. 

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In the video, Cummins can be seen pulling his car over and going to the animal’s aid, attempting to calm the sheep down before attempting to its body from the fence. After the 33-year-old successfully managed to free the sheep’s head back through a gap in the wire, he hoisted the animal up by its legs. “Usually they go into a hypnotized state when you have them like this,” said Cummins before he swung the sheep over to the other side of the fence, after which it ran away into the distance. “You’re welcome!” said the rugby player.

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Online, many people were happy to have witnessed this event. One Twitter user wrote, “Every romance writer I know just sat up, bright-eyed and perky.” Another person said, “Some days I need constant reminders that the majority of people don't suck.” One tweet read, “Daily reminder that there are good people walking amongst us.”


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“I just want this man to calmly and assuredly come free me from whatever existential fence I’m tangled in,” said one person, sharing the video. Another person wrote, “i need more men to understand that when people talk about women wanting 'alpha males' they mean like, this dude.” One tweet simply declared, “This is hot.” Another person said, “He is more than just sexy, what a beautiful human being. He was mostly concerned about that animal from getting hurt.”

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His Instagram was full of comments like, "Ram, Bam, thank you ma’am. You’re a bloody saint mate, great work," and, "F**k that was epic. The bahhhhh at end was priceless," and, "you rock!!!!! timing is everything. this is one very fortunate ram. and good thing you're in fantastic shape!."

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