Life is like a hurricane. (Via)

This grinning Norwegian man and this duck appear to be very content, but that was not always the case. Redditor iBleeedorange found images of a harraowing act of heroism, wherein this bearded icon braves icy waters to rescue this doomed duck.

The details are as murky as the frigid waters that tempted to seal the fate of that fowl, but the images tell all the story we need.

First, our hero spies the duck, face down, as if the lake just happened to freeze right as the poor bird went under to catch a fish.