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GRATITUDE ~ WHALE ๐Ÿ‹

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A female humpback whale had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿณ

She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‹

She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her body, her tail, her torso, a line tugging in her mouth. ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿณ


This is her story of giving gratitude. ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‹


A fisherman spotted her just east of the Faralon Islands (outside the Golden Gate) and radioed for help. ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿณ

Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived and determined that she was so badly off, the only way to save her was to dive in and untangle herโ€ฆ. a very dangerous proposition. ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‹


One slap of the tail could kill a rescuer. ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿณ


They worked for hours with curved knives and eventually freed her. ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‹


When she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like joyous circles. ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿณ

She then came back to each and every diver, one at a time, nudged them, and pushed gently, thanking them. ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‹

Some said it was the most incredibly beautiful experience of their lives. ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿณ


The guy who cut the rope out of her mouth says her eye was following him the whole time, and he will never be the same. ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‹


May you be so fortunate โ€ฆ ๐Ÿ‹


To be surrounded by people who will help you get untangled from the things that are binding you. ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿณ


And, may you always know the joy of giving and receiving gratitude. ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‹

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