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Members of the East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service recently rescued a baby fox that had fallen into a drain in Bexhill, England. The cub's mother anxiously watched from afar, probably mortified about everyone judging her parenting skills. It's the uplifting animal reunion video you need to get this week started.

Rescue manager Chris Riddington explained the mission:

At first we were unsure where the cub was as there were multiple pipes leading in different directions. We used a mobile phone to film inside the pipes, as well as drainage rods, hose pipe and insulation for pipes to try checking the pipes and potentially push the cub to the drain entrance 2.5ft underground. We were amazed that the vixen turned up whilst we were trying to find the cub and it was almost as if she knew we were trying to rescue her cub...

...within minutes of us returning mum appeared and walked straight over to a pet carrier which we had placed the cub in. As soon as the cub realised mum was there he was so excited and desperately wanted to get out the carrier. With some help from mum he managed to climb out and mum escorted him back home again. It was unbelievably emotional for all of us.

Sources: Huffington Post