When a family on vacation spotted a beached octopus, they stepped up to help it. After returning it to the sea where it belonged, they thought their good deed for the day was over. Yet when they returned to the same beach the next day, the octopus was back and its reaction to the family’s return was astonishing.
In 2014, YouTube user Helena was holidaying with her family in Soma Bay near the Red Sea. On the day of the rescue, they were spending time on a quiet, empty beach. Suddenly, they spotted the octopus stranded on the sand, struggling to survive. The octopus was losing moisture and close to death so they jumped into action to save his life.
The caring family pushed the poor creature back to the sea, hoping the water would revive it. For some time, they were unsure whether their efforts had helped. They wondered with bated breath whether the octopus would live. Then finally, after the animal had recovered from its ordeal, it swam away into deeper water. With the octopus disappearing, the family believed they would never see it again.