It appears that Turkey is one of the few parts of the world that gets so cold it’s not an exaggeration to say, “It’s freezing out here.”

The video below depicts some donkeys found in a small village that have cartoonishly frozen in place due to the extreme cold weather and snow – a phenomena we thought only possible in Christmas-time claymation films, and the closest thing we know of to the exact opposite of China’s hellish summer heatwave that caused cars to explode.

It’s both comical and sad how the donkeys just sort of stand in place as though literally frozen solid, although in reality they’re probably just sticking together for warmth and severely confused about why all their donkey pals gradually turned albino.

The donkeys are apparently strays that villagers found huddled together near the town of Siverek. Thankfully, the donkeys are alive and well in the video – although clearly miserable – and the good Samaritans saved the animal’s lives by taking them to a nearby stable to warm them up and feed them.

We assume the villagers in the video are the ones that drew the short straws to determine who would brave the cold to help the little guys out.