A female humpback whale had become entangled in a spider web of
crab traps and lines.
She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused
her to struggle to stay afloat.
She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her
body, her tail, her torso, a line tugging in her mouth.
This is her story of giving gratitude.
A fisherman spotted her just east of the Faralon Islands (outside
the Golden Gate) and radioed for help.
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 her. a very dangerous proposition.
One slap of the tail could kill a rescuer.
They worked for hours with curved knives and eventually freed her.
When she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like
She then came back to each and every diver, one at a time, nudged
them, and pushed gently, thanking them.
Some said it was the most incredibly beautiful experience of their
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.
May you be so fortunate
To be surrounded by people who will help you get untangled from the
things that are binding you.
And, may you always know the joy of giving and receiving gratitude.
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