A woman was taught to wear a face mask properly by a swan.
In a video that has swept across social media, the woman was seen crouching in front of a swan at a park. Her face mask hangs down her chin, exposing her nose and mouth.
Apparently offended by this sight, the swan reaches across the small stream separating them and snaps it across her face. The video shows the woman keel backward in shock after immediately removing her mask again, reports NDTV.
"You've been told: wear your mask!" says the caption on the video, written in French.
Since being posted on Twitter on September 10, the clip has garnered a whopping 25.6 million views and hundreds of comments.
"I think the dear swan is saying 'if you're going to wear a mask ... wear it properly'," wrote one person in the comments section.
"This swan is much wiser than the woman. The swan puts her mask ON, and she immediately takes it OFF," another remarked.
Over the last few months, face masks have become essential wear amid the coronavirus pandemic. In June this year, the World Health Organisation said that face masks should be worn in places where the virus is widespread and physical distancing is difficult. Masks should fit properly, covering the nose, mouth, and chin.