Things were pretty much ordinary, and I imagine super boring, in the Russian village of Ust-Dolyssy, as a group of road workers were doing their jobs on a freezing and snowy afternoon. Unbeknownst to them, they were about to do a lot more than simply pave the streets on that day. They were going to become heroes. The men were working beside a frozen pond when they spotted something strange. They thought that something looked out of place and that instinct would pay off. What the workers spotted was a dark lump bobbing in the middle of the icy body of water. It could have been anything, but the correctly assumed it was living and needed help.