Animals act solely on pure instinct, but there are times that their actions can serve as a lesson to humans. These random acts of kindness to other species may be overlooked by some of us, but it also catches the attention of those that see beyond them as just mere animals.

Parveen Kaswan posted on his Twitter page a video of a baby elephant guiding a tortoise off the road. The calf, who saw the lone tortoise along the dirt path, intentionally stopped and nudged the the reptile with its trunk.

The gesture seemed to indicate that the elephant was telling the tortoise that it was potentially dangerous for it to be just sitting there, said India Times. The tortoise apparently took the nudge as a hint and decided to walk the other way.

An elephant is seen standing on the banks of the Yamuna River in New Delhi, Sept. 2, 2018. SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images

Kaswan said that the 23-second video, which has now gone viral, was forwarded to him by a friend. It now has more than a thousand likes and has been retweeted more than 300 times since it was posted.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) IFS Officer accompanied his post with the caption that read, “This #elephant calf is teaching a lesson: #Animals have first right of the way. Opposite to the person who behaved yesterday on road while staff blocked road to give way to a Jumbo.”

Apparently, Kaswan was also referring to another incident that he posted on his Twitter page.

The clip showed a man in a motorcycle as he sped off while an elephant was crossing the street. India Times pointed that the rider “jeopardized the life” of the animal as well as his own when he carelessly rode past it despite the road being blocked by wildlife staff to give way to the crossing elephant.

Seemingly surprised by the sudden appearance of the motorcycle, the elephant tried to chase after the man. But after a few steps, the animal decided to look away and crossed the road.

“Just missed by fraction of a second from being a memory. Don't do this ever,” Kaswan said in his caption.

Aside from being the Indian Forest Officer (IFS) of the MoEFCC, Kaswan is also an Aerospace Engineer and has a Masters degree in Engineering Designs from IISc Bangalore.

The MoEFCC meanwhile spearheads in the promoting, planning, coordinating and overseeing the implementation of environmental and forestry programs of India. These include the conservation and survey of the country's flora and fauna, forests and wilderness, as well as pollution prevention and control, afforestation and land degradation and mitigation.