But there are still beams of light cutting through the black clouds of despair.
Take this nice monkey, who sprung into action after its friend got electrically shocked on the train tracks at the Kanpur, India station on Saturday.
As the Telegraph reports, the selfless monkey tried to revive his pal by hitting him, biting him, and dunking him in water.
Finally, after about 20 minutes (the time is condensed in the video), the shocked monkey wakes up. The hero monkey pats his comrade on the back, reassuring it that all is well.