The ocean, most our earth is covered in it, but we still know so little about it.
Nothing depicts the mystery better than an experience one man had with a stranded octopus.
Instead of leaving the octopus to pass away on the sand, this kind man scooped him up and waded into the ocean. He released him back into the water but then something else happened and oh, it went viral immediately.
The story goes (and there’s a video to prove it) a man walking along the beach when he stumbled upon a tiny octopus who was gasping air and struggling to survive. The eight-legged creature had been hanging out in shallow water and and had got trapped when the tide rolled back out. The octopus then became stuck in the sand until the man took notice and decided to help.
While the octopus was clinging to life, he took a plastic cup, filled it with water and scooped up the octopus gently. He then went int the shallow water and released the octopus back into the ocean..
Within seconds the creature began breathing and wriggling around by blinking its big eyes. But then, the octopus did something pretty shocking. The octopus spread out its tentacles and scooched across the sandy ocean floor, creeping up to the man’s boot almost as if to say:” Thank you for saving my life.”
It then pushed itself away and glided across the sand heading to deeper water.
See it by yourself in the video below. A truly grateful little octopus!