If you are a lover of creatures in the ocean, then you know what a tragedy it is to witness a beached dolphin. These playful creatures bring a heart pure joy and a big grin when we get to see them frolicking in the ocean. But one beached dolphin was in desperate need of help, so Good Samaritans rally to save it!
If this isn't a feel-good story for your week, I don't know what is! A Risso's dolphin calf got stranded on Magheraroarty beach in West Donegal, Ireland when vacationers noticed the marine animal. This poor baby was separated from its family, stranded ashore while baking in the hot sun. The beached dolphin was at the mercy of beachgoers.
But that's when good Samaritans jumped in! Tina Crean, Mervin and Adam Davidson, Ray and Dawn Gill, along with two other men were ready to do anything they could to save this beached dolphin.
Good Samaritans Work To Save Beached Dolphin
The team worked together to shelter the beached dolphin from the blazing sun. They covered it with T-shirts, buckets of water, and seaweed. Then they used towels to carry the baby back to the ocean where it was able to swim back into the deep blue!
Of course, their kindness didn't go unnoticed as strangers assisted and took photos! ORCA Ireland caught wind of the beached dolphin story and stated and thanked them on Facebook:
"The calf was successfully re-floated and given another chance at life. We have seen amazing communities rally together in recent marine mammals emergencies and it is truly inspiring!"
Thank God for these kindhearted and compassionate vacationers being willing to save this truly majestic creature.
"And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith." Galatians 6:9-10
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h/t: The Animal Club
Featured Image Credit: Facebook/ORCA Ireland