Aesop’s fable comes to life as a tortoise and a rabbit race to the finish line

December 1, 2017 Updated: December 23, 2017

Aesop’s fable of “The Hare and The Tortoise” literally brought to life! A rabbit and a tortoise raced against each other in front of a huge audience—let’s see who won!

A video footage of the race between a bunny and a tortoise was uploaded on Social Media and has since been viewed by hundreds.

A pet store in Thailand, SmartHeart, wanted to see if the fable’s end is true to life. They pitted a rabbit and a tortoise against each other.

With the tortoise at a big disadvantage against the rabbit, the organizers gave him a head start. But the rabbit was not to be outwitted as he dashed off to an early lead.

The rabbit dashed off to an early lead just like Aesop’s fable

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Epoch Times Photo

The rabbit stopped just before the finish line and rested. As per the fable, he did so because he thought there was plenty of time to relax.

The tortoise did not stop and continued to trudge on until the finish line. The tortoise was able to beat the rabbit to the end of the line!

Almost at the finish line when the rabbit stopped

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The tortoise overtook the rabbit and won the race

Epoch Times Photo

Epoch Times Photo

The cheering crowd was so delighted at the unexpected victory of the tortoise, as the owner of the bunny was left in disbelief! He saw what he could not fathom!

“Slow and steady wins the race,” as the age old proverb goes. Aesop was right—a tortoise can beat a hare or a rabbit at least!

Images credit: Youtube Screenshot | Nick Sina.