Day 648: Whale of a good deed

Humpback whale photo: David Doubilet,

Most of my good deeds have involved people, but I do try to be kind to animals, as well. I’ve fed, watered and walked the pets of friends and family members. Once, I even adopted a visiting pigeon I named Rusty (long story).

This may sound strange, but out of all creatures great and small, I’ve always felt a strong connection to whales, for some reason. I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to see them in the wild a few times — even close enough to touch — an incredibly thrilling and life-affirming experience, can’t really explain it. I’m a water-bearer sign (Aquarius), so maybe I was a pod member in a former life.

So when I heard this story of an incredible act of kindness toward a whale on the radio this morning, I was moved to tears. I think you will be too.

It’s the tale of a group of divers who band together to try to free a whale trapped in a tangle of fishing line, crab traps and nets off the coast of California.

Let me know what you think!

P.S. Photo from HERE. Video from HERE. Story heard on CBC Radio Tapestry HERE. Original podcast found HERE.


One thought on “Day 648: Whale of a good deed

  1. Here is my spur-of-the-moment good deed for the day!
    I went to the grocery store this morning with a bag of empty bottles to return for recycling.
    When I pulled into the parking lot, I noticed an elderly gentleman unloading a “whale” of an amount of empties from the trunk of his car.
    I, then, parked near and offered my bag of bottles to him. He accepted with a “Thank you” and a smile.
    I hope I brightened his day… cause it made me feel pretty good – for less than a dollar’s worth of plastic.

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