Octopus says ‘thank you’ in the most adorable way to man who saved his life

July 27, 2017 2:48 pm Last Updated: December 11, 2017 2:03 pm


One man in Singapore was taking a stroll on the beach when he came across something that would break your heart: a beached little octopus fighting for its life. Thinking quickly, he took a plastic cup, filled it with sea water, and kept the octopus safe as he returned it to the water. The story could have ended then and there, but this octopus actually wanted to say thanks in an unexpected way!

Released back into the water

Trying to recuperate and stretch its tentacles

The octopus is moving towards his helper

He hugs the man’s shoe with two of his tentacles.

It’s a way of saying, ‘Thanks for saving me!’

But now it is time to say ‘good-bye’

While it’s tempting to think that the octopus was just exploring its surroundings as it returned to its environment, if you pay close attention, it really isn’t moving its tentacles around except for the ones it placed on the man.

It goes to show that even the smallest of living things can appreciate a helping hand.

(H/T: Newsner)