New York City’s transit authority called the comedian the “GOAT” after he helped rescue two wayward goats who wandered onto subway tracks in Brooklyn Monday morning.
Stewart teamed with the Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, New York, to provide the two animals a home after their two-hour escapade on a public transportation rail.
Check out Stewart helping to corral the beasts, reportedly named Willy and Billy, into a transport vehicle.
Update: Jon Stewart, the 🐐 herder? The former host of the @TheDailyShow, seen on the left, helped get 2 goats to an animal shelter upstate Monday. The goats traveled along the N line tracks in #Brooklyn in the afternoon. It's not clear how they got there. Video: Farm Sanctuary. pic.twitter.com/iUur2H8a6g
— Spectrum News NY1 (@NY1) August 21, 2018
The goats were spotted wandering the outdoor tracks along the N line, prompting some lighthearted barnyard humor.
Two very baaaaad boys. pic.twitter.com/3fcb9QCxGh
— NYCT Subway (@NYCTSubway) August 20, 2018
BREAKING: Wayward Goats Faster Than N Train pic.twitter.com/xXUJBp4q2S
— Justin Brannan (@JustinBrannan) August 20, 2018
Animal Care and Control eventually tranquilized the two ― the cue for the animal-loving Stewart, who in 2016 saved a runaway bull from the slaughterhouse, and the Farm Sanctuary to take center stage and get their deserved G.O.A.T. props.
— NYCT Subway (@NYCTSubway) August 21, 2018
The New York Times reported that Stewart and his wife, Tracey, who opened a Farm Sanctuary branch on their New Jersey farm, accompanied the animals for part of the way to Watkins Glen.
Enjoy your new home, Willy and Billy. And don’t forget it was comedy that saved you.