The ocean is full of mysterious creatures and interesting interactions, and nothing depicts that mystery better than a recent experience one man had with a stranded octopus!
Instead of leaving the beached octopus to pass away on the sand, the kind man scooped him up, waded into the ocean and released him back into the water.
A man was walking along the beach stumbled upon a tiny octopus that was gasping air and struggling to survive. Recognizing that the octopus was clinging to life, the man took a clean plastic cup, filled it with water and gently scooped up the stranded octopus.
Within seconds, the octopus began breathing and wriggling around, blinking its big eyes. But then the octopus did something shocking.
The itty bitty creature spread out its tentacles and scooched across the sandy ocean floor in the shallow water, creeping up to the man’s boot.
Then, it placed two tentacles on his boot, almost as if to say, “Thank you for saving my life.”
The octopus stayed there for several seconds, rested its tentacles on the man’s foot, then pushed itself away and glided across the sand.