Grateful octopus surprises the man who saves it from being beached by thanking him before going back to the sea

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Pei Yan Hang was walking on the beach when he discovered a beached octopus gasping for air. 

The incident took place in Cyrene Beach in Portugal when he found the beached octopus who was most probably brought to the dryland by big tides.

When he approached it, the octopus was barely surviving so Pei did what other good samaritans would do if they were in his shoes.

He scooped up the octopus with a plastic cup and brought it to the sea to release it back to safety

The man slowly released the octopus in the shallow water.

After a brief moment, the octopus began to come back to life as evident in its changing color

Within a moment, the octopus stretched out to its original size and began to look a bit lively. However, the scene did not end there.

Instead of swimming back to the sea, the octopus did something to Pei to make sure that the man knew it was really grateful for being saved by the kind man

The octopus slowly crawled towards Pei’s left boot and placed its two tentacles on it, as if it was thanking him for saving its life

The octopus rested its tentacles on his boot for a few seconds and after it was sure that it has expressed its gratitude to Pei, it slowly made its way to the sea

Pei’s action may be instinctive and simple but his kindness has certainly changed the octopus’ fate. The octopus made sure that it expressed its gratitude to him.

The heartwarming scene has moved millions of hearts as the video has racked up over 11.8 million views on YouTube. Everyone is touched by both Pei’s kindness and the octopus’ heartfelt gratitude.

Watch the scene unfolds here and see for yourself how the octopus thanked Pei for saving its life 

Credit: IKnowBro

3 COMMENTS

  1. Octopus are highly intelligent creatures…….scientists have shown them capable of performing difficult tasks. For example, opening tightly screwed shut mason jar to retrieve an item…..then crawling inside (they were 50 times larger tan the jar) just for play..

  2. I saw this once before. In that article the octopus followed the woman rescuer along the beach. Octopus are highly intelligent creatures…….scientists have shown them capable of performing difficult tasks. For example, opening tightly screwed shut mason jar to retrieve an item…..then crawling inside (they were 50 times larger tan the jar) just for play..

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