A community comes together to save a beached whale left stranded by the tide, and remarkably, it appears as though the whale is more than appreciative for the helping hand!
Whales can sometimes find themselves in a life or death situation if they swim too close to the coastline in search of food. When the tide rolls out, it leaves the whale stranded and exposed.
This is the scene that this community stumbled upon, and they collectively leapt into action.
Dozens of community members raced to the beach to work to return the massive beast to the ocean water. It is no easy task, though. Whales weigh in the thousands of kilograms, and all too often, they perish before they can be safely rehabilitated.
Watch as this community works together to push the massive beast back into deeper waters.
The team, with unbridled exuberance, realizes that their efforts are succeeding as the whale picks up momentum and begins to slide back into the ocean, faster and faster—it’s a wondrous sight to behold!
But watch what this whale does when he realizes he’s been saved; it’s a repeated gesture of thanks, though you’ll have to see it for yourself.
The whole episode, caught on video, has been viewed in excess of 1.5 million times and has garnered tens of thousands of other reactions on Facebook.
This whale will never know how much joy it has brought to hundreds of thousands of people across the globe.
Source: ©Video Screenshot | Jukin