People often think of rats as dirty pests that they want exterminated. A new study has revealed that they are even more intelligent and caring then previously thought. A test was done with several rats. One rat was put in a transparent glass section next to another rat who was stuck in water. The dry rat could open a door when it saw the other rat was in distress. Almost every time, the rat was willing to help the others. They switched the scenarios for the rats where the one in water in the dry section, and the one in the dry section was moved to the water. Once a rat had been in the water, he remembered how it felt and hurried to help the rat in distress much faster than a rat who hadn’t been in the water. Folks at STX Entertainment agree that the studies prove their empathy for one another and emotional intelligence.