Joby Rohrer and his family were enjoying their vacation in Hawaii when things suddenly turned in a different direction. You see, while they were swimming, they spotted a whale shark who was clearly needing some help as it was being strangled by a 150-pound rope.
The family thought really hard before doing anything. Eventually, they believed that helping the whale shark themselves was the right thing to do.
“I’m thinking there’s no way I’m gonna get through that rope — it’s so fat. Then [my wife] Kapua was saying, ‘Well, you should try!’ But I was thinking if I get close to that animal and touch it, I don’t want to startle the animal. I don’t want to stress the animal out. I don’t want to make it bolt.”
Joby and his wife Kapua Kawelo work for the O’ahu Army Natural Resources Program, and they both felt that stepping in and helping the gentle giant was the best option at the time.
“We know that people don’t necessarily encourage this type of thing, but both of us are biologist. We felt like we were sort of in tune with what the animal was doing and maybe we were meant to be there.”
Joby swam down to the whale shark, which was in 30 to 40 feet of water, with a 4-inch dive knife. Their son and a wildlife control manager for Pulama Lana’i also helped them rescue the distraught animal. Despite the lack of equipment, they managed to cut the rope and saved it from more struggle.
The large rope was cutting into the whale shark’s body and Joby’s heroic actions had saved its life. He said that it was “a good example of [how] the things that we discard can destroy beautiful animals like that so easily.”
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Police Officer Pulls Over To Play Catch With Boy Throwing Football Alone
This is going to be one of the sweetest things you’ll see today!
Most of the time, people rely on surveillance cameras to catch unwanted activity on their property. However, a South Carolina family’s security camera recently caught a touching act of service by a local Summerville police officer, who is now being praised for his good deed.
These days kids are usually playing their video games and as for the grown-ups, well, they are pretty busy with life to grab a football and toss it around. But that being said, there are still some kids who love to head outside to play.
‘Look Maggie, I’m Walking!’ Toddler With Spina Bifida Proudly Tells Dog His Achievement
Way to go, Roman!
In what might just be the sweetest viral video of all time, a toddler with Spina Bifida can be seen learning how to walk and showing off his newfound skill to his dog. The way he proudly shouts his accomplishments to his beloved pup is a guaranteed heart-melter.
Two-year-old Roman Dinkel has defied the odds by walking despite his birth defect. The young boy was diagnosed with spina bifida, myelomeningocele L3-S2, on his 20-week ultrasound.
Runner With Broken Leg Crawls On Bleeding Knees To Finish Relay
This is so hard to watch.
A Japanese runner fractured her during a relay marathon in Fukuoka, Japan. But instead of giving up, Rei Iida bravely crawled so she could finish her part.
The shocking scene occurred at the Princess Ekiden All-Japan Inter-Company Women’s qualifying race in Japan’s Fukuoka Prefecture. In the video, the runner can be seen running in the race. The next scene, however, showed a different scenario as she was now crawling her way to tag and pass the sash to her teammate.