Humpback Whale 'Thanks Rescuers': Video
Humpback Whale Celebrates Newfound Freedom
When Michael Fishbach, co-founder of The Great Whale Conservancy, was boating in the Sea of Cortez, he and his family came across a stranded humpback whale.
The massive whale was dying, tangled in a mess of plastic fishing nets. Fishbach and his family spent over an hour freeing the giant cetacean, which then swam off. Hey, if you're a stranded whale, Fishbach is exactly the guy you'd hope to meet.
The humpback whale spent the next hour breaching, in what the anthropomorphizing tendencies of the web are making us think is a show of gratitude to the whale's rescuers.
There are many reasons that a whale would want to breach after being stranded, but surely it's reasonable to presume that sheer joy is one of them.
Watch the humpback whale video, and let it work its magic, melting the ice 'round your heart.